Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 2 to 3:15 PM
As part of the exhibition Beading Now!, La Guilde is pleased to invite you to a guided tour led by Sylvain Rivard. He will present the historical beadwork of the exhibition from an ethnographic perspective. Participants will learn more about beadwork techniques and how they are used by First Nations, in terms of both touristic and utilitarian art.
Sylvain Rivard, visual artist, writer and curator of French-Canadian and Abenaki origin, is a reference in First Nations art and culture. Having completed a certificate in multidisciplinary micro-program in children's literature, he publishes ethnographic writings, essays, as well as children's books, including his books of legends and his trilingual series on Indigenous clothing. In addition to his multiple book publications, Sylvain Rivard creates artworks exhibited in Canadian and American galleries and museums and was the curator of the First Nations section of La Guilde’s permanent exhibition.