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Breathe Project, groups 1 & 2
On Exhibition


JULY 14 to OCTOBER 11, 2021
Breathe. Creating resilience through traditional art
Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton, AB

Through hardship, we turn to art; through challenge, we turn to tradition. Discover resilience and humanity amid a 21st-century pandemic in this exhibition of hand-crafted masks by artists from around the world.

The masks of Breathe share their makers’ unique stories of fear, courage, sadness, hope, love, and healing that unite us all. Each mask was crafted through diverse mediums including beadwork, embroidery, birch bark etching, quill work, quilting, rug hooking, metalwork, and glass fusion. 

Kitchen Table Talks: Resilience, Art, and Healing with the Breathe Project

Click to watch the webinar recording on YouTube


MAY 20 – OCTOBER 3, 2021
Breathe. : 2nd Wave

Art Gallery of Guelph, Guelph, ON

The second touring exhibition emerging from the Breathe. project, this iteration includes 44 masks that speak to both cultural resilience and strength of community in the face of a pandemic. Acknowledging the global impact of the virus, the initiative has encompassed the mask designs of any artist working with traditional beadwork techniques as well as an array of other materials and methods, creating space for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. - Art Gallery of Guelph.

New & Upcoming Exhibitions


Past, Present…..Pause - Five Artists Explore Ideas of Difference
Nathalie Bertin, Sean George, Dawn Cain, Tim Laurin, Ryan Osman
Be Contemporary gallery, Innisfil, ON



Unmasking the Pandemic: From Personal Protection to Personal Expression
Resilience. Strength. Unity. Artistry. Discover the innovation behind facemasks created around the world since the first COVID-19 lockdowns of 2020.
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON


October 8, 2021 to NOVEMBER 15, 2021
Pushing Boundaries 2021
Finding Our Place: Beading and Weaving our Culture Together

Guest Curator:  Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau
Aristes: Adele ᒪᐢᑿᓱᐏᐢᑵᐤ Arseneau, Nathalie Bertin, Naomi Bourque, Salisha Old Bull, Melody Markle, Michelle Sound
Presented by North Vancouver Community Arts Council
Opening Reception: Oct 7, 7-9PM
CityScape Community ArtSpace
335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC

Studio Contact info

Visits to the studio are not possible at this time but may be accommodated under specific circumstance and strictly by appointment only. Please call.

416 315 6882

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Representative Partners for original Artwork and bead work

Be Contemporary Gallery
, Innifil, ON

Bearclaw Gallery, Edmonton, AB


A variety of wearable art items including scarves and face masks can also be found at > LeGaleriste (Montreal, QC).


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