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Rhoda Merkel
It's a Beadiful World

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It starts with Love...
A dedication to a life long Love for Beads, and the beauty they add to making our world BEADIFUL.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Rhoda is a Wolf Clan member of the Tahltan Nation. She was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon. Her love for creating has been a lifelong passion inherited from her mother and grandmother and from the many ladies who were associated with Yukon Native Products.

As an Artist she beads, sews First Nation regalia, tells First Nation stories, paints and writes. Rhoda applies her expertise to developing First Nation art-based curriculum, workshops and programs and to coordinating the Arts in Education -Yukon program; a program that hires artists to create art-based resources that teachers use to deliver core curricular requirements.

Rhoda is a passionate promoter of art, specifically First Nation art, culture and artists. Her studio is in Atlin, B.C.

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