Beadwork as Resistance and Resilience




Tix $15



Contemporary bead artists challenge the "feathers and beads" stereotype through the creation of works that often viscerally address gender-based violence and ecological destruction. The creativity and innovation central to beading practices also express the power of beauty and resilience.

Presenter: Dr. Megan Smetzer

Megan A. Smetzer is an independent art historian based in Vancouver, BC. She teaches, publishes and lectures on historical and contemporary Indigenous cultural expressions, focusing primarily on work made y women on the Northwest Coast. She has published essays in several museum catalogues, as well as in The Journal of Material Culture and American Indian Art Magazine. Smetzer is currently working on her book Painful Beauty: Tlingit Women, Beadwork, and the Art of Resilience.

Register online or by phone 604-925-7270 (course: #42362).