A handsome collection of First Nations portraits that was recently donated to UBC Library by B.C. artist Patricia Richardson Logie is being unveiled in a permanent online exhibition in 2011.
In November 2009, UBC Library held a standing-room only event at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre to celebrate the donation and honour Richardson Logie and her family. University Librarian Ingrid Parent also used the occasion to announce the Richardson Logie Chronicles of Pride Fund, which will help promote and maintain the collection (several portraits were on display at the event).
“We’re grateful for Patricia’s donation to UBC Library,” Parent says. “Her portraits of Aboriginal role models and community leaders are a wonderful contribution to the University and to our cultural conversations.”
Chronicles of Pride is also accompanied by a book (Chronicles of Pride: A Journey of Discovery, published by Detselig Enterprises Ltd.), a teacher resource guide and a video that contains profiles of the portrait subjects. These resources are available at various UBC Library branches, including Xwi7xwa Library, the only Aboriginal branch of a university library in Canada.