Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 2 to 3:30 P.M.
Come and learn about the material culture and traditional clothing of First Nations with the storyteller, poet and visual artist of French-Canadian and Abenaki origin, Sylvain Rivard. This workshop, open to all ages, will begin with a legend and a song, and conclude with a playful and participative presentation about the history of the Inuit parka. This event is organized to highlight the publication of the sixth book in a series of youth documentaries on the anthropology of clothing, published by Hannenorak Publishing. At the end of the workshop, all participants are invited to stay to enjoy a delicious Inuit tea.
Born in Montreal, Sylvain Rivard is a multidisciplinary artist and author specialized in First Nations arts and cultures. After studying fine arts at the Cégep du Vieux Montréal, he completed a certificate in multidisciplinary studies and a micro program in children’s literature. His extensive knowledge has led him to work as consultant for museums and academic institutions. He tries to integrate traditional knowledge and fine crafts in the contemporary world and uses his understanding of ancient craft techniques in his collages. His work in visual arts has been presented at the Grande Bibliothèque de Montréal, the Huron-Wendat Museum in Wendake, the Maison de la culture Ahuntsic-Cartierville, the Musée des Abénakis d'Odanak, as well as the Maison des Gouverneurs de Sorel-Tracy.