Until 20 Aug

10:00am - 4:00pm

With the exception of Fri Jul 28, Sat Jul 29, Sat Aug 5, Sun Aug 6, Fri Aug 11, Sat Aug 12, Sun Aug 13, Mon Aug 14

Join Marcy Friesen in the AiR Studio from July 24th-August 20th (show to follow)

Marcy Friesen is of Swampy Cree and Welsh ancestry and currently resides on a mixed farm with her family near Carrot River, SK. She comes from a long line of traditional master beaders and talented creative family members. Friesen has always felt the need to create, and started her career with a small business making utilitarian objects such as mitts, hats and mukluks. After visiting an art gallery and working with her mentor, she changed her practice to experimenting with an artisanal craftsmanship that exists outside the traditional spectrum of beauty and utility. Threading through beads, leather, and furs, Friesen draws the viewer into an intimate experience using her honed skills and intuitive sensibilities toward material, colour, and presentation. In Friesen’s practice, the natural and synthetic come together in ways that are inclusive of the contemporary condition, transforming ways of understanding and expectations of cultural production.

She will be in the AiR Studio from July 24th-August 20th.

Follow along with Marcy during her residency!




All programming on-site is free with admission, and programming off-site is free and open to the public.

Wed, August 9th: Beading Workshop at the Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre. Join Marcy for three hours of beading, from 1-4pm. This free event will include snacks, and all materials will be provided. No sign-up required.

Wed, August 16th: Join Marcy for a workshop at Wanuskewin on skin beading, from 1-4pm. Marcy will show you how to apply beads directly to your skin with adhesive, on either your face or hand. Create your own designs, and learn more about how skin beading is incorporated into Marcy’s own practice!

Friday, August 25th:  NIYA  – Gallery Show opens at Wanuskewin

Check back for more programming as it is added!

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