Interviews with Artists (2021)

In 2020 and 2021, we were unable to host our annual Abenaki Heritage Weekend in person so we began organizing our first series of virtual events. The series features interviews with some of Vermont Abenaki Artist Association’s Master Artists.

Abenaki Basketmakers with Sherry Gould
Interview with Gourd Artist Jeanne Morningtstar Kent

Jeanne Morningstar Kent is an artist who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Art. In addition to being an Abenaki Gourd artist, she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Master in Art Education from the University of Hartford. Jeanne is also the author of “Seeds of Inspiration” and “The Visual Language of Wabanaki Art.”

Quillwork Interview with Jim Taylor

In this virtual session, we welcomed Jim Taylor (Elnu Abenaki Tribe in Southern Vermont), a talented graphic artist, who also works in many traditional and contemporary media forms, including quillwork, carving, and wampum. In this interview, he will discuss his art and the historical context of his work.

Presented in partnership with Abenank Arts & Education Center.

This video was created as part of the 2021 Abenaki Heritage Weekend which was partially funded by the Vermont Humanities Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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