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The North Thompson Arts Council welcomes the Ed Peekeekoot Art Exhibit

An example of the detailed artistry of Ed Peekeekoot, Indigenous artist and musician who will be displaying his art during an exhibit from May 29 to June 7 at the North Thompson Arts Council gallery in Clearwater at Evergreen Acres Seniors Centre. (Photo: Ed Peekeekoot Visual Art)

The North Thompson Arts Council is hosting an exhibition of well-known former North Thompson Valley resident, musician and artist Ed Peekeekoot from May 29 to June 7 at the North Thompson Arts Council Gallery at Evergreen Acres Senior Centre. The exhibit will be open starting May 29 for an opening reception from 1 to 4 p.m. with the artist in attendance. Refreshments will be served.

Peekeekoot is a beloved story-teller, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has entertained music lovers across the country. His charm, sense of humour and versatile musical style have brought joy to many throughout Canada and across the U.S.

His performances include lively fiddle, guitar and his expertise in native flute narrated along the way with his gentle humour.

As an artist, his work is highly detailed in his carvings, paintings and illustrations. On his website he describes his life growing up.

“I grew up with lots of love and not a lot else. Art was the only thing I excelled at in school. When I was ten, I got an eye injury and whiled away the weeks in hospital doing drawings. When I got home, the most amazing gift of art supplies was waiting for me – sent by one of the other patients who had seen my work. The generosity of one man changed my life.”

Peekeekoot’s visual arts come in a variety of mediums including; wood and stone carvings, clay sculptures, oil paintings, and pencil drawings. Regularly emerging themes in his works are family groupings, spirit beings, plants, birds, and animals.Peekeekoot is a gifted and very experienced musician, storyteller, and artist from the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan and now live on Vancouver Island having spent some of his youth in the North Thompson Valley.

The NTAC invites you to visit this incredible exhibition. To contact the NTAC via email: or visit their website at:

The gallery will be open for viewing every day for the duration of the Ed Peekeekoot Exhibition from 1 to 4 p.m. and includes paintings and carvings by this multi-talented and diverse artist. Donations gratefully appreciated.

Artist and musician Ed Peekeekoot will be hosted by the North Thompson Arts Council gallery at Evergreen Acres Seniors Centre from May 29 to June 7. (Photo by: Ed Peekeekoot Art)

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