Lisa Shepherd and Kristi Bridgeman were already well established in their respective art careers when they discovered by chance that they were related through a common relative, Suzette (Chalifoux) Swift, a revered Métis bead artist. That discovery sparked a rich collaboration of Shepherd’s beadwork and Bridgman’s painting incorporated into a series of 30” square shadow box pieces, each with its own inspired story.

FORGET-ME-NOT, MÉTIS ROSE: The Far West is the artists’ third collaborative exhibition, and specifically references the symbols and stories of the Métis history in Western Canada.

Reception: Saturday September 7, 2-4pm

Artist Talk & Tour of the exhibition

Following the artists’ talk, distinguished Métis historian Brodie Douglas will present a talk on the history of the Métis in Western Canada. Along with the public, The ACT warmly welcomes members of The Golden Ears Metis Society who will also be present for the event.

Sunday, September 8, 1:30 – 3:30pm (free)

The ACT Arts Centre acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.