For Heartbeat of a Nation, Fehr is creating 250 handmade, smoke fired bowls which represent those years and honour the lives of Métis women. Fehr argues that Métis women have not received their due or recognition in the birth of the Métis Nation, so this is her way of bringing more awareness of the strength and resiliency of Métis women’s lives to the community.
In partnership with Infinity Women of Manitoba Métis Federation, each of the bowls will be gifted to Métis women across the province at the close of the exhibition.
Tracy Charette Fehr
Tracy Charette Fehr is a mixed media Métis artist who works primarily in thread, textile, and clay. Tracy has deep roots in the Red River Settlement of Winnipeg and in St Malo/LaRochelle, Manitoba. She currently lives north of Winnipeg. Her work in thread and clay speaks to the experience of Manitoba Métis people with a special emphasis on the lives and stories of Métis women. For the past several years she has been delving into the roots of Métis arts and embroidery. The voices of seven generations of Métis women have found a place both in her installation of Métis Women – 250 Years and in the textile tapestries.