The Orca Killer Whale in Pacific Northwest Coast Art

Written by Clint Leung

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markings onrepparttar side ofrepparttar 137657 killer whale as a reminder that it used to be a member ofrepparttar 137658 wolf family. Indeed, bothrepparttar 137659 killer whale and wolf share similar characteristics as they both have similar coloring. They both also stay and hunt in family packs. There are also legends that describerepparttar 137660 killer whale being able to transform back and forth into a wolf. Killer whales are thought to berepparttar 137661 prey ofrepparttar 137662 mythical thunderbird who is powerful enough to capture and carry a killer whale back torepparttar 137663 mountains. The geography of some parts ofrepparttar 137664 Pacific Northwest coast region is thought to berepparttar 137665 result of a legendary battle betweenrepparttar 137666 killer whale and thunderbird. The Haida have a legend about a raven finned killer whale who is a whale chief carrying a raven perched on top of his dorsal fin.

The orca or killer whale is one ofrepparttar 137667 most popular subjects of Pacific Northwest Coast art. A piece of Pacific Northwest Coast art or jewelry featuring a killer whale is considered a most appropriate gift of romance or a present for an individual who brings harmony into one's life.

Clint Leung is owner of Free Spirit Gallery , an online gallery specializing in Inuit Eskimo and Northwest Native American art including carvings, sculpture and prints. Free Spirit Gallery has numerous information resource articles with photos of authentic Inuit and Native Indian art as well as free eCards.

Got Horns? The Cartier Connoisseur Soiree Does!

Written by Robert LaGrone

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“It’s a moisture valve,” insisted Barbara with a grin as she held her horn over a cloth and opened a small hole inrepparttar brass tubing. In my old high-school band we called it a “spit valve,” butrepparttar 137532 Weidner home is a much classier setting. To play a trumpet,repparttar 137533 musician purses her lips tightly againstrepparttar 137534 small round mouthpiece and makes a vibrating, “pbbbbb” sound. Inevitably, this sends a lot of “moisture” intorepparttar 137535 instrument, and it must be drained as it builds up. Good thing this was an outdoor performance. I was reminded of an earlier Soirée at which Eric Ruske joked, while draining his French horn into a planter box, “This is why you don’t invite a horn player into your home.”

From stage right (byrepparttar 137536 sliding glass door) comes a bright fanfare from Barbara’s trumpet, heraldingrepparttar 137537 unmistakable Carmen Fantasia, music from Georges Bizet’s famous opera. Carmen is an alluring young Gypsy woman working in a cigarette factory in Seville, and trouble ensues when a soldier and a bullfighter both fall for her. Charlie answers with his own flugelhorn fanfare from stage left (nearrepparttar 137538 bar), andrepparttar 137539 action begins. Fromrepparttar 137540 well-known, rollicking “Toreador Song” torepparttar 137541 slow, sensual “Duet” torepparttar 137542 frenetic back-and-forth ofrepparttar 137543 “Gypsy Song,” this suite exudes passion and color. It’s a wonder Spain doesn’t have a much larger population.

Too bad this wasrepparttar 137544 final Soirée ofrepparttar 137545 season, but what a great

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