october, 2017

26oct5:00 pm7:30 pmWe Are Anishinaabe: Honoring Textile Traditions

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Event Details

The exhibit opens with a reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26, with a gallery talk by the artists at 7 p.m. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 31 through Nov. 22. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday. The gallery is located at the university’s Saint Paul Campus on the third floor of the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street.

“The exhibition We Are Anishinaabe honors native traditions through cloth and beads. The Anishinaabe hold great respect and appreciation for the beauty of their lakes and woodlands home,” says guest curator Margaret Miller. “Through beading and sewing, artists Delina White and her daughters, Sage Davis and Lavender Hunt, share the Anishinaabe way of honoring the nature spirits of their homelands. The designs and materials used in their garments and jewelry show reverence for the environment passed down to them through ancestors. With great attention to symbolic design and detail, White, Hunt and Davis create stunningly, beautiful ensembles in vivid colors that celebrate the traditions of their culture and pride in being Anishinaabe.”

For more information about the exhibit, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, at 651-999-5942 or e-mail her at erica.rasmussen@metrostate.edu.

Metropolitan State University, a member of Minnesota State, is the Twin Cities public, urban, comprehensive state university providing lifelong learning, and competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

Time

(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Gordon Parks Gallery

645 7th St E, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106

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