Opening Reception: From The Drifted Ashore House

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The 2016 Memphis in May International Festival exhibition at the Metal Museum features jewelry and sculpture by Canadian artist Corinne Hunt. Hunt is famously known for designing the 2010 Vancouver Olympic medals. Hunt was born in Alert Bay, British Columbia in 1959. Since 1985, Hunt has been creating contemporary art that reflects themese and traditions of her Komoyue and Tlingit First Nation heritage. "From the Drift Ashore House" includes engraved metal and wood jewelry and sculptural works depicting raven, eagle and orca imagery. These pieces fuse together the past and present to create uniquely Canadian works.

ABOUT MEMPHIS IN MAY: Memphis in May International Festival is a not for profit, community-based organization whose programs contribute more than $70 million in economic impact to the local economy. Through education, Memphis in May strives to foster civis pride, promote awareness of Memphis heritage and build international relationships. Memphis in May is the official festival of the city of Memphis. Each year, the festival conducts an International Salute to the honored country. The International Salute includes cultural, educational and economic development programs. International Salute programs are presented throughout the month of May, with a concentration of activities during the International Week.
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