TALL FEATHERS at KOAC

TALL FEATHERS at KOAC

by KOAC

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$213.19

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Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre

244034 Horizon View Road

Calgary, AB T3Z 3M5

Canada

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A meaningful workshop where you'll create larger-than-life paper feathers, guided and inspired by Indigenous wisdom

About this event

The Tall Feathers Workshop involves the cooperative construction of 11-foot tall paper feathers, guided by the wisdom of the Indigenous peoples of Canada. The feathers celebrate individuals from all backgrounds, honouring and supporting their journeys.

The process will unite the sacred indigenous symbolism of feathers with the personal expressions of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Walking shoulder to shoulder, we will find strength in our relationships to self, to others and to the earth, and create a new community artwork.

Led by artists James Ziegler and Patricia Lortie, participants will work together in small teams to choose the colours and decorative elements, assemble the paper feathers, and attach them to shafts made from saplings. Participants will also be invited to mark the feathers with symbols or words, which will remain sealed inside the layers like private messages or words of intention.

The workshop will begin with a ceremony and prayer by a local Indigenous Elder, and will culminate with a group installation of the feathers, with shared reflections about the experience.

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