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Beading Circle with Vanessa Hyggen

Join artist Vanessa Hyggen in a beading circle! Experienced and novice beaders are welcome. Bring a project you are working on or, if you’re new to beading and want to give it a try, materials are provided. Come to bead, or even just to visit!

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February 16, 2023 at 6:30PM 9:00PM

About the Artist

Vanessa Hyggen is a Woodland Cree and Norwegian painter and bead artist from nemepith sipihk (Sucker River), in Northern Saskatchewan. Hyggen is a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, currently living in Saskatoon. She earned a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. Hyggen utilizes memory, tradition and themes of nature in her work. The pandemic influenced Hyggen to bead four hide masks, which have been included in Breathe, the second wave, touring across Canada, and the Ryerson Fashion Research Collection. Her painting titled Treaty Annuity (2018) is in the Indigenous Art Collection of the Government of Canada and she has been a part of two art collaborations at the University of Saskatchewan: mÎkisak ikwa asiniyak / Beads and Stone / Lii rasaad aykway lii rosh (2019), and anoch kipasikônaw / we rise / niipawi (2020). Hyggen recently completed Beads and Stone II, a participatory art project at the University of Manitoba. She has worked on numerous commissions, been awarded two SK Arts grants, and has given many artists talks and workshops. In all of her work, she aims to honour her upbringing, and work to create a more positive future.