Artist of the Week

Garner Moody Skidegate

Clan: Gaagyals KiiGawaay of Skedans (Raven)

Garner was born in Prince Super but adopted by Lloyd and Muriel Moody of Skidegate which makes him the nephew of Esteemed artist Rufus Moody. He grew up in Skidegate and started carving at the age of 9, eventually working under artists such as Alfred Collison, Rufus Moody, Giitsxaa (Ron Wilson),Nelson Cross, Ding (Melvin) Hutchingson and Bill Reid. Garner works in various mediums including gold, silver, argillite,cedar and paper. Garner Moody along with Anthony Greene and Billy Bellis, carved the Ts'aahl Pole that in now outside the Haida Heritage Center. Garner has developed his own distinctive style through constancy in the execution of the Haida formaline.

October 13, 2020 — Lynn Hughan

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Wendy Lovitt

Wendy Lovitt said:

I would very much like to know where work by Ron Wilson can be found. I was told at your Museum by a young guide. that Ron has passed away. He visited my father, Leighton Lovitt in Victoria several times and we have Argillite carvings and jewellery by him. We hosted a small gathering in Victoria about 10 yrs ago for he and his wife. I was told by the Crystal Cabin that Ron IS alive and if so I would very much like to have a ring done by him. I am staying today at the Masset Hotel , but unfortunately leaving Friday Sept. 10. Would love some information. Enjoyed the Cultural Centre – stunning. Building. Thank You so very much.

Wendy Lovitt

Wendy Lovitt said:

I would very much like to know where work by Ron Wilson can be found. I was told at your Museum by a young guide. that Ron has passed away. He visited my father, Leighton Lovitt in Victoria several times and we have Argillite carvings and jewellery by him. We hosted a small gathering in Victoria about 10 yrs ago for he and his wife. I was told by the Crystal Cabin that Ron IS alive and if so I would very much like to have a ring done by him. I am staying today at the Masset Hotel , but unfortunately leaving Friday Sept. 10. Would love some information. Enjoyed the Cultural Centre – stunning. Building. Thank You so very much.

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