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Aboriginal Wood Carving: Luke Parnell (Vancouver, British Columbia)

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Published on Jul 7, 2014

Vancouver really is one of the greatest cities in the world to live in or visit. It's also home to many award-winning aboriginal artists.

Aboriginal artwork, carvings and totem poles can be seen at galleries and museums in Vancouver. Travellers can see these artists' work standing in various locations. In some cases, visitors can even see these artists at work outdoors or in their studios around the city.

In this Destination BC video, we join artist Luke Parnell for an afternoon in the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University on Granville Island as he completes a house pole for the school.

From traditional to contemporary, aboriginal artists in British Columbia represent over 50 First Nations in more than 200 communities.

For Vancouver trip-planning information, visit: http://hellobc.com/vancouvervacation

For more information on aboriginal experiences in British Columbia, visit: http://www.hellobc.com/british-columb...

For more information on the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University, visit: http://aboriginal.ecuad.ca/aboriginal...

For a closer look at the people and places featured in this video series, click below:

1) Nitobe Memorial Garden: Japanese Tea Ceremony (Vancouver, British Columbia) - http://youtu.be/CFiPXkVAo_g
2) Come To Your Senses: Touch (British Columbia) - http://youtu.be/nlJ01H-qbpo
3) Kayaking: Deep Cove (North Vancouver, British Columbia) - http://youtu.be/_Ei355z48-o

Special thanks to: Luke Parnell, Brenda Crabtree, and the Aboriginal Gathering Place at Emily Carr University.

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