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Raised Beadwork Class

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Starr Kelly, Algonquin, will be hosting a raised beadwork basics class for those interested in trying their hand at traditional beadwork. Participants will have their own creation to bring home at the end of the day and learn directly from a contemporary artist.

Starr is from the Algonquin community of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. She works in both flat and raised beadwork techniques and draws inspiration from the traditions of her community and modern twists on classic styles.

This workshop is brought to our visitors in conjunction with our new temporary exhibit wolankeyutomon: Take Care of Everything. This collaborative exhibition between Maritime Indigenous Artists, Inc. (MIA) and the Abbe Museum explores the relationship between people and water. It features original artwork by Indigenous artists living in the New England region of the United States and the Canadian Maritimes (from Connecticut to Labrador). Starr is one of the featured artists in wolankeyutomon.

Registration is $50 (Members $20) and includes all the costs of materials. Space is limited, please register for the event by emailing