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Tofino, Roy Vickers Gallery, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada CM1-04

Tofino, Roy Vickers Gallery, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada CM1-04

Description : An artist of european, Heiltsuk and Tsimshian ancestry, Roy rose to the forefront of the arts community with his progressive form that has become known as the Vickers style. In the 1970s he settled in Tofino as a commercial fisherman, and when fishing started to crash he took a big risk; he built a longhouse-styled art gallery in the middle of a small resource-industry town with little tourism infrastructure. I built the gallery, and people realized some years later that it was really setting the tone for the whole community says Roy. Since the gallery opened in the early 80s, it has become the flagship attraction in Tofino and continues to be at the forefront of the the community,s transformation into a tourism hotspot. Roy muses I guess you could say that I,ve been in the culture tourism business for going on 30 years now.

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