2018 Summer of Learning Artists
The Library and two local Native American artists, Ty Juvinel and Roger Fernandes, collaborated on artwork for the Summer of Learning. Both artists presented art workshops for youth and families through the Summer of Learning.
Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist, storyteller and educator whose work focuses on the traditional arts, legends, and teachings of the Coast Salish tribes of the Puget Sound region of Western Washington.
He is a member of the Lower Elwha S’Klallam Tribe and has a degree in Native American Studies from the Evergreen State College and a Masters Degree in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University. He also studied graphic design at the University of Washington and has focused on learning, creating and teaching Coast Salish art for the past 20 years.
Ty Juvinel has grown up in Washington since his birth in 1987. Ty is a local Coast Salish Artist from the Tulalip Tribes, located in Tulalip, Washington. He grew up as the creative curious type, day-dreaming and drawing every free moment. Ty did his first carving at age 12 and has been creating Coast Salish art on and off since then until he started working as an artist full time.
As well as art, Ty Juvinel is also an author writing his first children’s book “How Mouse Moved The Mountain” written and illustrated by Ty as a Coast Salish Art project, and is determined in his pursuit of art and Coast Salish Cultural Heritage.