April White - Sgaana Jaad ~ Killer Whale Woman


Pacific Salmon Foundation Salmon Stamp

Pacific Salmon Foundation Salmon StampIn November, 2014 April White was honoured by having her submission chosen for the 2015/16 Pacific Salmon Foundation's Recreational Fisheries Salmon Conservation Stamp.
Web posted Apr 21, 2015

White Raven House Summer Season

Eagles Feast HouseWith Spring upon us and the summer season just around the corner, April is now taking reservations for her oceanfront B&B guesthouse in Old Massett, Haida Gwaii.
Read more or visit aprilwhiteraven.com
Web posted Apr 21, 2015

Archived news...

Noteworthy Libations:

An evening of food, wine and music benefiting PRISMA (Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy) on April 23, 2015. Join April White and world-renowned Cellist Arthur Arnold at Wind Spirit Gallery in Powell River BC, for this intimate arts and culture experience.
Web posted Apr 21, 2015

Killer Whale - a painting by April White
"Killer Whale" - a painting by April White
and the image on the front of her (sold out) art book.

A message from award winning Haida artist April White...

"I invite you to view the artistic expression of my creative journey that divines its embryo of inspiration from my birthplace, Haida Gwaii (Colonially aka Queen Charlotte Islands)."

"This world of my ancestors' is breathtaking beauty and bounty woven with the supernatural; a place where everything is capable of shifting shape and changing function. Intuitively, I try to release the imagery by painting with watercolour and acrylic, printmaking in formline, designing Button Blankets and Vests, carving the indigenous stone, Argillite, and transcribing my understanding to words."

"The magic I feel is so vivid I can only hope to convey but a glimmer so that you may too: smell and even taste the sea, beach and landscape, celebrate and witness First Nations' Potlatch ceremony, touch the weathered cedar of totem poles and enter longhouses in ancient Haida villages, cock your ear to listen for Raven."

"Wrap yourself in a blanket of moss as we travel from cyberspace to Planet Earth, North America, Canada, British Columbia, the Northwest Coast, and Xhaaidlagha Gwaayaai... Islands coming out of Concealment... Islands on the Edge of the World..."

"My great great Tsinni is the renowned Stastas Eagle Chief and Haida artist Charles Edenshaw. I strive to honour him."

"Dlunglas Kil'laagan."

- April White
December, 2008

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