Métis Teachings and Feast with Sherry Farrell Racette
Please join us as we welcome Sherry Farrell Racette on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 for teachings and a feast. Ms. Racette’s presentation is entitled “More than a Five-Petal Flower: Complexity, Colour and Meaning in Métis Beadwork”
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Grand Gathering Space, Wabano, 299 Montreal Rd. Ottawa ON K1L 6B8
Cost: $50 per person
A little more about Sherry:
Sherry Farrell Racette is an interdisciplinary scholar with an active arts and curatorial practice. Farrell Racette has done extensive work in archives and museum collections with an emphasis on retrieving women’s voices and recovering aesthetic knowledge. Primarily a painter and textile artist, she has illustrated eight children’s books, collaborating with some of Canada’s most noted Indigenous authors. Beadwork is increasingly important in her artistic practice, creative research and pedagogy. Recent artistic, curatorial and scholarly projects include: An Eloquence of Women (solo exhibition, 2017), We Are Not Birds (Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 2015), “Tuft Life: Stitching Sovereignty in Contemporary Indigenous Art”, Art Journal (Spring 2017) and “Pieces Left Along the Trail: Material Culture Histories and Indigenous Studies” (with Crystal Migwans and Alan Corbiere), in Sources and Methods in Indigenous Studies (Routledge, 2016).
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