Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19 | 11am-2pm
Free with Museum Admission
NO SEWING EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
With that out of the way, artist Marie Watt invites you to take part in a special MOA community sewing circle. In an age where so much of our lives are mediated by technology, there is something to be said for gathering in such an ordinary and neighbourly way. For Watt, the fellowship and storytelling around the table can be more important than the resulting objects
- All ages are welcome
- Please come and go as you wish.
- In exchange for your stitches, you will receive a Marie Watt print (limited quantity) and refreshments will be provided.
Marie Watt is a multidisciplinary artist born to the son of Wyoming ranchers and educators and a daughter of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nation (Iroquois/Haudenosaunee). Her work draws from history, biography, Iroquois protofeminism, Indigenous teachings and addresses the arc of history with the intimacy of memory.
Blankets, one of her primary materials, are everyday objects that carry extraordinary histories of use. As a commonplace object, blankets are conceptually attached to narrative and personal stories. In her tribe and other Indigenous communities, blankets are given away to honour those who are witness to important life events.
Photos courtesy Marie Watt
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