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Faye HeavyShield: Conversations in Blackfoot

October 24, 05:00pm - 07:00pm
Join us in the Art Book Library for tea and craft as we speak and listen to the Blackfoot language together with lead artist Faye HeavyShield.
For this special edition of Conversations in Blackfoot, artist Faye HeavyShield will guide participants through the making of their own traditional shawls. Participants will be invited to design their shawl in a way that speaks to their life experiences, while learning its significance within Blackfoot culture. The shawl holds within it important stories and meanings for the wearer. 
Materials will be provided, and admission to this event is free. Please contact Courtney Faulkner, Public Engagement & Event Coordinator, to register for this workshop in advance (email cfaulkner@saag.ca or call 403-327-8770), as we have a limit of 15 participants for this session.
Faye HeavyShield is a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy from the Kainaiwa (Blood) Nation in the foothills of Southern Alberta. She is a fluent speaker of the Blackfoot language and studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. The language of HeavyShield’s home community near Stand Off, Alberta is evident in her continuous use of natural materials and imagery found in her minimalist works. HeavyShield has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, including Nations in Urban Landscapes at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC, rock paper river at Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, Into the Garden of Angels at The Power Plant in Toronto, ON and blood at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Her work is found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Museum, Alberta Foundation of Art and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, SK and the Kelowna Art Gallery, BC.

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