The Art of Beading

June 28, 2007

The Art of Beading

Gatineau, Quebec, June 27, 2007 — On July 4 and 5, join Aboriginal artist Samuel Thomas and discover traditional Iroquois beading techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own beaded bird in the inspiring Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization.

Samuel Thomas is a member of the Lower Cayuga Band of the Iroquois Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve. He is the creator and curator of Ska-Ni-Kwat: The Power of the Good Mind, a travelling exhibition, and Through the Voices of Beads, a Royal Ontario Museum exhibition.

Whimsical Beading Workshop
Wednesday, July 4
12 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, July 5, 2007
12 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Grand Hall
Free with Museum admission

(Workshops begin on the hour and are limited to 12 participants. Registration is not required)

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.
Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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