Profile: Edward Johnson Junior, Artist

Theatre BC is so proud to have worked with Edward Johnson Junior on the creation of our custom design for Mainstage 2019 and 2020 in Port Alberni.

Edward has been practising art all of his life, art that is directly related to his Huu-ay-aht First Nations culture, and the Nuu-chah-nulth community. As Edward says, “Our culture art has a way of telling our story. I love telling stories through art, and it was a wonderful experience composing this art piece for Theatre BC.”

“I’m feeling very honoured to know what this represents, telling a story through art, but also telling a story through the stage. In wanting to represent the theatre through the faces, I feel it represents and tells the story,” he continues.

Edward grew up mentoring under his father, Ed Johnson Senior, a Master Carver. Theatre BC is indeed fortunate to have this recognizable and local artwork to symbolize our Mainstage Festival in Port Alberni.

Theatre BC’s #Mainstage2019 takes place in Port Alberni from July 5 – 13.

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