Artist's Abstract

Highlights

   

  •  Bead Artist for over 49 years
  • Bead and Button Magazine, April 2007 pg. 37
  • Instructor in Beading at the Community Centre, Curve Lake Reserve
  • Instructor in Beading at Warkworth Penitentiary for the Native Brotherhood 
  • Instructor in Beading through Peterborough County Board of Education through Child and Youth Workers Program
  • Psychotherapist & Clinical Social Worker for Community Mental Health Agency
  • Private Practice for Advocating Hope an online mental health program


Present and Previous Galleries and Exhibitions


Whetung Ojibwa Crafts and Art Gallery


Curve Lake Reserve, Curve Lake, Ontario

1997 - Present 


The Whetung Art Gallery current houses the predominant number on my work. They can be seen immediately upon entering the gallery when not being exhibited for special artist celebrations and demonstrations. 

One can literally spend hours browsing through the gallery rooms which are filled floor to ceiling with carvings, masks, pottery, paintings, beadwork, quillwork, jewelry, traditional music, and other decorative items of every description. 



Sacajawea Gallery

2003 - 2007


Stevensville, Montana

“Nestled in the heart of Montana's beautiful Bitterroot Valley, Sacajawea Gallery lies on the route of the historic Lewis and Clark expedition. Featuring local and historic western artists, Sacajawea Gallery is committed to preserving the history and heritage of frontier Montana. In addition to traditional western art however, we make a special effort to highlight Native American artists of Montana and the surrounding region in an attempt to recognize the unique cultural contributions of the original American people.”



Pogadakamagizowin

1995 - 2002

Curve Lake Reservation, Curve Lake, Ontario


While Perry and Annette had a shop on the reserve many of my smaller beaded pieces were sold through them. My beaded dream catchers and jewelry have been purchase and currently reside through out the world.




Native Renaissance II

2005 & Present


Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Deseronto, Ontario

Located in historic Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Native Renaissance II Art Gallery & Gift Shop features original sculptures & music by Mohawk artist Thomas B. Maracle, houses 30 other talented artists work, and showcases native artifacts.


UP AND COMING EXHIBIT

Textile Museum of Canada


 The TMC is located in the heart of downtown Toronto just steps away from City Hall and the Art Gallery of Ontario. We are one block east of University Avenue, south of Dundas Street. Textile Museum of Canada 55 Centre Avenue (Dundas St. W & University Ave., St. Patrick sub... 


 

"BEADS, THEY'RE SEWN SO TIGHT"

Date: October 10, 2018 – May 26, 2019
Artist: Bev Koski, Katie Longboat, Jean Marshall, Olivia Whetung
Curated by: Lisa Myers



FAQs About the Weaving

My beaded tapestries are the rendition of my own sketches and imagination. I transform them into a digital beading pattern. My loom is a work of wonder and one of a kind. It actually is made from a discarded television tower.


I use size 10 seed beads and a blended hand quilting thread.  I weave the warp threads back into the body and often create loops of beads to hold the hanging rod or fringe with semi precious stones for the base.  


And yes now ...I have to wear glasses.