The “Bee Connected” Facebook Live Project by Mi’kmaq Artist Marcus Gosse will be a virtual petroglyph drawing session, and artistic journey, where participants will learn about ancient Mi’kmaq Petroglyphs, Hieroglyphs, Double Curve Designs and Applique Patterns. After the participants explore these patterns, they will draw a bumblebee(Amu) based on one of Marcus’ previous paintings(“The Golden Bumblebee(Amu)”), and incorporate these components into a design of their own. After their drawing is completed, participants are encouraged to fill in their piece of art with colour (paint, leads, pastel, watercolour, or any other re-purposed materials) and share their artwork to our CB Nuit Page.
Marcus Gosse is a Newfoundland Mi'kmaq Artist, and a member of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band in Newfoundland. Marcus' grandmother, Alice Maude Gosse (maiden name-Benoit), is a Mi'kmaq Elder, who was born and raised in Red Brook, NL (Welbooktoojech) located on the Port-Au-Port Peninsula. In 2005, Marcus was given his native name Papamikapow, which means "Traveler" (He who travels, not only physically, but, spiritually) from an Ojibway-Cree Elder from Sandy Lake First Nation, Ontario. Marcus incorporates the ancient Mi'kmaq Star, Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs, Hieroglyphs, and various double curve designs into the landscapes of his paintings.