Friday April 25, 4:00-6:00 pm - Native Art Market. Learn more about the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association. Meet local Native artists and see their work. Featuring: Jesse Lawyer, Takara Mathews (beadwork), Lina Longtoe (photography) and Vera Longtoe Sheehan (twined bags & baskets. Hilton Burlington Hotel 60 Battery Street Burlington, VT
Sunday, May 4, 2:00-4:00pm. Opening reception for "Giona Sezoha G'dakinna: We Paint Our Land" Contempoary Artist Gallery at Mt Kearsage Indian Museum, Warner, NH.
Saturday, May 17, 9-5 at Artzfest, Jeanne Morningstar Kent will be a vender. Center School, Thomas Avenue, Thomaston, CT
June 8 & 9, 11:00am - 5:00 pm. Open Studio at Whiting Mills, Jeanne Morningstar Kent will be a vender. 100 Whiting St. Winstead, CT. Contact Debra Lil (860) 738-2110
June 28-29, Native Art Market at the Abenaki Heritage Celebration, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum · 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Vergennes, VT 05491 · (802) 475-2022
June 28-29, 2014 - Abenaki Heritage Weekend
This special weekend, hosted by Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and presented in partnership with the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs, gives visitors an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley. Members of the Elnu and Missisquoi Abenaki tribes, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk and Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation work with Museum staff to plan and present the event, with the advice and support of the Commission.
The Native people at this event are experts in the living indigenous arts and traditions which they come together to share with one another and with visitors. They have inherited, researched, reconstructed, or apprenticed to learn the techniques with which they create outstanding beadwork, quillwork, basketry, pottery, woodworking and other items for personal use or for sale. Tribal members will also share songs, drumming, dancing, games, food preparation, and other life skills. Recent work by Abenaki artists and artisans will be featured in LCMM’s exhibit Contact of Cultures, together with footage by Abenaki videographer Lina Longtoe documenting artists, artisans, and performers, and recent Abenaki Tribal Recognition.
Abenaki Heritage Weekend also includes opportunities to share cultural heritage through illustrated talks and Round Table discussions on topics such as efforts to preserve Abenaki as a living language, and the cultivation, use and exchange of heirloom plants. “I have been amazed by the richness and depth of the cultural and historical information brought out by the Vermont Indigenous bands during their research for Vermont State Recognition,” says Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph. D., Director of the Wobanakik Heritage Center in Swanton. “This is a new stage with great potential in Vermont culture and history – for Native people to work on their own history and culture and then present the results.” Lake Champlain Maritime Museum · 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Vergennes, VT 05491 · (802) 475-2022
August 2, Green Corn Festival. Jeanne Morningstar Kent will be a vender. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd. Washington, CT. Information (860) 868-0518
August 9. Opening Receptions for the All of My Relations exhibit. Come and meet the artists. Mt.Kearsage Indian Museum, Warner, NH.
Sep 6th and 7th, Nulhegan Heritage Celebration. Brighton State Park, Island Pond, Vt
November 29, Winter Moon Crafts Market. Jeanne Morningstar Kent will be a vender.Mashantucket Pequot Museum, 110 Pequot Trial, Mashantucket, CT 06338.
December 6, 13, 14, 20 & 21. Winter Crafts Market. Jeanne Morningstar Kent will be a vender. Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Rd. Washington, CT. Information (860) 868-0518
"WALKING WITH OUR SISTERS" October 2013-2017 - Group Show -Commemorative Art installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Woman of Canada and the United States. To see the itinerary of this traveling exhibit . University of Alberta, Telus Atrium, Edmonton, AB,Canada
TWISTED PATH iii: QUESTIONS OF BALANCE - Group Art Exhibit. Opening February 6, 2014 - December 27, 2014. Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine. Twisted Path III: Questions of Balance, invites audiences to consider Native American concerns about the environment through the medium of contemporary art. Artists’ works will express emotional and cultural reflections on the status of our planet - both comfort from a sense of place and connections to the land, and the conflicts inherent in cultural genocide and pollution of sacred spaces. -
Invited artists include Gina Brooks, Gabriel Frey, Nicholas Galanin, Shan Goshorn, Bunky Echo Hawk, Vera Longtoe, Patricia Michaels, Shane Perley-Dutcher, and co-curator and artist Rick Hunt .
Along the River: Exploring Community Connections Opens May 1, 2014 in the Contempoary Artist Gallery at Mt Kearsage Indian Museum, Warner, NH.
Giona Sezoha G'dakinna: We Paint Our Land Opens May 1, 2014 in the Contempoary Artist Gallery. Guest Curated by Liz Charlebois.
Mt Kearsage Indian Museum Warner, NH. indianmuseum.org
Traditional Sources, Contemporary Visions - Invitational Group Art Exhibit. June 28 - October 12. Featuring artists fromthe Vermont Abenaki Artists Association: Deb Glidden, Bill Gould,Jeanne Morningstar Kent, Jessee Lawyer, Lina Longtoe, Linda Longtoe Sheehan, Roger Longtoe Sheehan, Vera Longtoe Sheehan, Jim Taylor and Amy Hook-Therrien,
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum · 4472 Basin Harbor Rd. Vergennes, VT 05491 · (802) 475-2022
All My Relations: Effigies from the Abenaki World - Group Art Exhibit. August 1 -October 15. Mt.Kearsage Indian Museum, Warner, NH.
Featured artists include: Rhonda Beesaw, Gina Brooks, Michael Descoteaux, Sherry Gould, Willow Greene, Rick Hunt, Francine Poitras Jones, Jeanne Morningstar Kent, Lori Lambert, Jessee Lawyer, Lina Longtoe, Julia Marden,Takara Matthews, Bernie Mortz, Vera Longtoe Sheehan, Linda Longtoe Sheehan, Roger Longtoe Sheehan, John Sheehan, Dawn Spears, Jim Taylor, Amy Hook Therrien and Fred Wiseman
Guest Curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan.
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