Staging Our Histories is excited to reveal the logo design for New Histories, Old Roots!
The logo for our 2019 event is an original creation beaded by Meagan Barnhart, Mississauga Ojibwe (Anishinabe)/ Cayuga (Haudenosaunee) artist from McKerrow, Ontario.
Meagan’s incredible beaded imagery and colour choices tell a unique story in each of her pieces, and she tends to depict local plants and flowers in her designs. Meagan consulted with the co-directors to choose spring colours for the New Histories, Old Roots logo and plantlife that represented the 2019 theme of ‘home’ to each of them: cattail, marigold, marsh marigold, pink rose, forget-me-nots & lily-of-the-valley.
The co-directors chose the design with Meagan from multiple sketches, and she is considering returning to one of those initial drafts for a future project. Her first concept included favourite spring time wildflowers chosen by her family members and herself, and flowers that represented home and a welcoming feeling: lily of the valley, sweet pea flowers, forget-me-not, buttercup and sweet grass.
To see more of Meagan’s stunning creations, follow her on social media!
If you have an untold history to share or a unique perspective on histories of ‘home’ lost or gained, submissions are open for New Histories, Old Roots until Dec. 4. Staging Our Histories returns with histories off the page and on the stage in Goderich, Ontario on March 23, 2019.