1080 Keewatin St,
Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6T7

May 15, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

You are invited

Bring your beading or craft project and a cup of tea and be a part of a “Show and Share” session via ZOOM curators Jean Marshall and Leanna Marshall, artist Shannon Gustafson, and special guest Sherry Farrell Racette. The conversations will be inspired by the Piitwewetam exhibition currently being shown at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.

Shannon Gustafson (Kiiwednong Kwe) is a member of Whitesand First Nation, ON She was raised on Serpent River First Nation and currently resides in Thunder Bay. Her artistic and creative nature stems from her childhood and also inspired by powwow culture. Shannon is one of the artists of the Piitwewetam exhibition.

Sherry Farrell Racette is an interdisciplinary scholar with an active arts and curatorial practice. Her work is grounded in story: stories of people, stories that objects tell, painting stories, telling stories, and finding stories.

Leanna and Jean Marshall are co-curators of the Piitwewetam exhibition. They are twin sisters who were born and raised in Thunder Bay. and are from Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug. They are artists and makers whose artistic work explores land-based art practices, stories, and connections.



Piitwewetam: Making is Medicine is a commemorative exhibition presenting artwork by the Gustafson family, showing how beadwork and hand-made items come from an ecology of relationships and love. Their bold designs are part of a dialect of beadwork deeply rooted within Anishinaabe culture and way of being. The Gustafson’s teach us that the power of creating helps with the process of grief and loss. This exhibition honours their son and brother Piitwewetam (Rolling Thunder) also known as Jesse Gustafson.

LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89710866716
MEETING ID: 897 1086 6716