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Artisan Spotlight: Marlon Weekusk

Artisan Spotlight: Marlon Weekusk

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Marlon Weekusk (pictured left) is photographer and owner of Marmar Photography. Marlon is a Plains Cree dancer from Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan. Marlon, also known as "Marmar", participates in the Powwow circle and cultural events. The images and ideas captured by Marmar are a representation of how he views aspects of cultural practice and it's preservation through art and imagery. The images Marmar has shared with us for the exhibition panels in Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins are some of the favourites he has captured on the Powwow Trail.

"The idea of being able to do my part in preservation of culture and memories is priceless for future generations." 

Marlon is also an avid gamer and Twitch streamer.

Visit Marmar on social media:

 Marmar Photography | Marmar Gaming
 realmarmarphotography | marmar306

Marmar's photographs are on display throughout the Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins exhibition panels. Have a peek at some of his work below.

Images provided by the artist. Pictured (l-r): Men's Chicken dancer, Men's Grass dancer.

Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins

Ohcîwin is a Cree word meaning “The Origin” or telling of a story where something originated.

Powwow! Ohcîwin The Origins features 7 powwow dance styles, with full Regalia and craft work.  Curators and creators, Patrick Mitsuing and Marrisa Mitsuing, have gathered the stories, worked with the Artisans, and carefully built the Regalia for this exhibition.

This exhibition is on display at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG) until February 27, 2021. Book your visit today!

 

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