Esker Foundation is pleased to present a series of workshops this fall in partnership with Otahpiaaki 2019: Indigenous Beauty, Fashion & Design Week. A series of five workshops will be held at Esker Foundation, an additional seven workshops, inspired by the work of Jeffrey Gibson in Time Carriers, will be held at the Central Library MakerSpace and Mount Royal University MakerSpace, for more information and to register for the additional seven partner workshops go to: otahpiaakifashionweek.com
In this workshop, The Sparkling Buffalo will share their work in the science fiction and Indigenous futurities realm, and one of their beading techniques. Perfect for beginners, participants will create a small beaded sun-catcher and learn about Cree connections to the Star People.
The Sparkling Buffalo is mother-daughter duo Sarah and Chrystal Buffalo, multidisciplinary artists from Maskwacis, Samson Cree First Nation. They combine semi-precious stones with traditional beadwork, seamlessly integrating designs into Indigenized futuristic realities.