Forget-me-not, Métis Rose: the Far West Exhibitions
What people are saying...
"A truly magical exhibition! The art, the workmanship, the stories, the education - all makes for a terrific experience." - Tanya G. (Squamish) "The most awesome collection of contemporary Métis artwork I have EVER seen ANYWHERE, Worthy of a national exhibition!!" - Rob H (Maple Ridge) "Beautiful, inspiring, important work - wishing you much success as the stories reveal themselves." - Sheila M. (Toronto) "Third visit - This is such a beautiful exhibit." - Linda K. (Maple Ridge) "I see my Kokum!" - Marion B. (Anmore)
Collaborative Exhibit: Lisa Shepherd and Kristi Bridgeman
Lisa Shepherd and Kristi Bridgeman were already well established in their respective art careers when they discovered by chance that they were related through a common relative, Suzette (Chalifoux) Swift, a revered Métis bead artist. That discovery sparked a rich collaboration of Shepherd’s beadwork and Bridgman’s painting incorporated into a series of 30” square shadow box pieces, each with its own inspired story.
FORGET-ME-NOT, MÉTIS ROSE: The Far West is the artists’ third collaborative exhibition, and specifically references the symbols and stories of the Métis history in Western Canada.
2019: Maple Ridge, BC
Reception: Saturday September 7, 2-4pm
ARTIST TALK & TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION Following the artists’ talk, distinguished Métis historian Brodie Douglas will present a talk on the history of the Métis in Western Canada. Sunday, September 8, 1:30 – 3:30pm (free)
After meeting serendipitously through an arts group- where they exchanged family and ancestry, Lisa Shepherd and Kristi Bridgeman pieced together their stories to realize their connection through their ancestor, Suzette Swift. With Suzette watching over them, they have gathered their tools and here, present their collaborative interpretation honouring their ancestors and the endemic flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountains.
2018 Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert, Alberta, April 3 - June 4, 2018 2017 Jasper Museum and Archives, Jasper, Alberta. Upcoming venues posted as confirmed.
Parties interested in hosting the exhibit feel free to contact us.
Pieces that are available are posted as such. For purchasing information contact the artist