Indigenous Beading Circle

Date: February 4, 2023 | 1 to 3 pm
Cost: $20 (Members $16)

The Kelowna Art Gallery will be offering its first community Indigenous Beading Circle this coming month on Saturday, February 4th and the first Saturday of every month following (pending interest levels). Join us from 1 to 3 pm for an afternoon of beading, crafting, and knowledge sharing, in the Front Project Space of the Kelowna Art Gallery. Anyone who would like to learn more about beadwork, practice their own beadwork, or meet other members of the beading community are welcome to join.

The Indigenous Beading Circle has been created with the intention of welcoming both Indigenous and non-Indigenous crafters of all skill levels to join in a safe and creative space for open discussion and knowledge sharing. This is not an instructor-led class, however group leaders and others with experience will be participating and will be happy to share tips and techniques.

The Indigenous Beading Circle is open to the public, but pre-registration is required as spaces are limited.

Date: February 4, 2023 | 1 to 3 pm
Cost: $20 (Members $16)

Some supplies will be available for communal use, but we encourage attendees to bring their own supplies. While the cost per participant is listed as $20, we would like to note that if you are Indigenous and this creates a barrier to attending, please feel free to contact the Gallery to have the fee waived. On the other hand, if you have the means and would like to send additional support to the program, both monetary donations and beading supplies are gratefully accepted.

 

Group Leaders

Justine Allison

Justine Allison is a self-taught beadwork artist based in Kelowna, BC on Syilx unceded lands. She is Kainai First Nations and grew up between her traditional Niitsitapi-Blackfoot territory and Treaty 8 lands in Alberta. Justine makes this medicine for herself and to share with others, to honour her Blackfoot and Indigenous roots, to acknowledge Indigenous history on this land and their oppression; and to reconnect, reclaim, and respect this large part of her identity.

 

 

 

 

 

Angie Pinchbeck

sqʷaytal̓qs Angie Pinchbeck is Syilx-Okanagan from Penticton, BC. She is an undergraduate student at UBC Okanagan, studying Mathematics and Computer Science. She also works with Syilx Language House in their efforts to revitalise N̓syilxčn̓. Angie has been beading since 2019, and she is excited to share her knowledge with this new community

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