Beadwork from Indigenous artists will be prominently showcased at the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery (MJMAG) throughout September. 

This past Saturday, there was an Orange Shirt project bead workshop with Jazenta Sautlier that was completely full with 20 people taking in the workshop. 

“We are very honoured to have several bead makers in Moose Jaw including Jazenta Saultier. She has been doing beading projects with us for the last couple of years,” said MJMAG education coordinator Christy Schweiger. 

On Sept. 28, the museum and art gallery will have an opening reception at 7:30 p.m. for Waksupi: Lakota Beadwork. 

Then on Nov. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m., Saultier will be back to host a beaded poppy workshop. In past years, there have been two beaded poppy workshops, but this year there will only be one. 

Schweiger added that beaded artwork will take participants hours to complete. 

“The project looks tiny, but it is very labour and time consuming. So, if people think they can do it in an hour, this is not the case,” she said. 

Other events taking place at the MJMAG include an In Conversation Artist Talk on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with Metis artist Katherine Boyer. 

On Oct. 1, Charles Buchanan will be hosting a Drawing Still Life Workshop at 1:30 p.m. 

You can register for the MJMAG art programs through their website.

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