McLuhan Monday: Fibre Art
You’re invited to the Media Seminar on Fibre Art at McLuhan House!
My Art My Spirit My Metis
In celebration of Aboriginal History Month, join local contemporary Indigenous artist MJ Belcourt Moses in a seminar that includes examples of hair-tufting, hide-stretching, and more.
Scale, hair, hide and quill; Gifts from mother earth, transformed into beauty, enhancing and reflecting adornment of the Nihiyawak (the Cree people). Intricate attention is given to understand these natural fibers in order to manipulate them into fine art.
MJ comes from a rich Metis ancestry and possesses a wealth of cultural skills, acquired from Metis and Aboriginal elders throughout northern and central Alberta. As a descendent of the French, Cree and Mohawk people of the Michel Band, she has strong reverence for the skills and technology employed by her ancestors, who as guides, traders and buffalo hunters settled in the west among their Native brethren. This deep connection to her roots is the inspiration for much of her artwork and ongoing research in developing, in others, an appreciation for the Metis contribution in Canada’s history.
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McLuhan House is located at 11342 64 Street Northwest in Edmonton, AB.