Come visit our beautiful Cedar gallery on the Pacific Rim highway heading out of Port Alberni towards Tofino (hwy 4) on Vancouver Island. Ahtsik Native Art Gallery opened December 13th 2008. I am, Gordon Dick, the Artist and Owner of Ahtsik Native Art Gallery. I carved the Kingfisher design of the front entrance as well as the Eagle and Wolf posts that represent my Grandparents. You are welcome to come and see me create original Northwest Coast Art inside the gallery. In warmer months, you can come and see larger Wood projects being carved just outside the gallery, such as a totem pole. I sell many other local First Nations Artists’ Canadian Indian Art work from World Renowned to up and coming. Commissions are accepted.
7133A Pacific Rim Highway
Port Alberni, B.C.
Open 10:30am - 5pm Thur, Fri, Sun, Mon & Tues
Closed Sat and Wed
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Kelly' roots are from the Nuxalk and Nuu-chah-nulth nations.
He was exposed to First Nations artwork from an early age and was always interest in learning and refining the art--specifically the unique design forms of the Nuxalk.
Under the guidance of his uncle, noted master carver Alvin Mack, Kelly has developed his own techniques in creation of two and three dimensional art forms. He has also graduated from the Northwest Coast jewelry program at the Native Education College in Vancouver, BC. Immediately following graduation, Kelly began an apprenticeship with Haida artist Jim McGuire to continue his understanding of design and the ever-changing art market. Before moving to Terrace to attend the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, he accepted a short-term apprenticeship under Gordon Dick to familiarize himself with his Nuuchahnulth roots. He now lives in Nanaimo, BC.
"I am at the beginning stages of my art career. The knowledge I've been long awaiting to receive has arrived. Taking and using these tools in the proper manner will show me my purpose in the contribution for First Nation people. It is very vital for me, as a Northwest Coast artist, to recognize the values of not only the art, but the song, dance and language of our people. Through the art, I will begin my educational journey in recapturing the culture we once had."