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Meet The Artists

Angelique Merasty Levac– Cree
“I would sit there for hours, and I ended up wasting a lot of birch bark, but what kept me going was that I knew this was special, this was what I wanted to do.”

 © Angelique Merasty Levac

Image © Tony Stark. All rights reserved.
 


Born on her parents’ trapline in northern Manitoba, Angelique Merasty Levac was raised by her grandmother who taught her the traditional ways of the Cree People. In 1980 Angelique began her training after reading an article about the last birch bark biting artist alive, who coincidently had the same name as Angelique. Although not related, the elder Mrs. Angelique Merasty agreed to teach the younger her craft.

The artist has made a significant contribution to the revival of a unique and beautiful art form practiced by northern Woodland women for generations. Dedicated and determined, Angelique has become highly skilled in the craft and today her work is exhibited both publicly and privately across Canada and the U.S.

   

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