Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition


Steve Brown at Goddard College - March 7th

Goddard College's Interdisciplinary Arts program explores the relationship between art and artists and, in this case, native and non-native artists working in the Northwest Coast Arts tradition.

Join Steve Brown and Shaun Peterson for a conversation about "Ethics, Cultural Traditions and Art Practice" on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at  1:45 at JFK Hall, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend (Map).

Admission is fee. You do not need a Discover Pass to park at Fort Worden to attend this event.

Steve Brown
Steve has been making his living by woodworking in one form or another since 1969, and has concentrated a large portion of those efforts in the field of Northwest Coast art, both as a carver and as a teacher. Steve has taught classes in traditional carving since 1975, and has worked in Native and non-Native communities in Southeast Alaska and Washington State. 
Teaching venues have included the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan, Alaska, the University of Alaska/Juneau and Sitka, the villages of Hoonah, Craig, Wrangell, Metlakatla, and Kake, Alaska, the Shuswap School of Woodcarving, and the Longhouse at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington. Steve has participated in extensive totem pole carving projects in Wrangell, Alaska, and for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe in Washington. Steve enjoys teaching carving and toolmaking, and sharing his knowledge and experience in this field. 
Steve is the founder of the NW Coast Arts program at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.
 Shaun Peterson 

Shaun Peterson was born in Puyallup, Washington in 1975. He began pursuing the art of his Native heritage (Puyallup) shortly after graduating from high school. Much in the way of his ancestors Shaun sought out the guidance of master artisans to share technique, insight, and discipline to the complex world of Northwest Coast Native art. 
Among the first of artists to share his experiences was artist Steve Brown. Brown's curatorial knowledge lent to Shaun's development in being able to characterize the artistic distinctions from one cultural group to the next. All along Shaun's pursuit to utilize new media, Shaun has created many works in way of screen-printing, painting, wood sculpture, metal and glass. 
Shaun Peterson's Full Bio at  Stonington Gallery's Website