We gathered and shared our thoughts on the blanket and the upcoming exhibition
Here are a few highlights….
One artist will tell her life story via the blanket and that blanket will accompany her to the spirit world.
A Hudson Bay blanket given from grandfather to mother represents commitment and family.
One artisan will experiment with weaving cedar into wood. Exploring a mixing of symbols : basket weaving and quilting.
For our ancestors, the blanket was a carrier of disease and a source of life and warmth.
One artist wants her blanket held and worn by those who visit the gathering, another wants hers to remain untouched to maintain it’s sacred meaning.
by paige Pettibon
Join us to support this wonderful project celebrating Native Artists and our exploration of the blanket as symbol in our shared history and our shared future. Check out our page via the link below and for some refreshingly hopeful stories, visit Go Fund Me’s Instagram page !
This exhibition is opening on March 23rd, 2019 at Seattle’s King Street Station and includes many other opportunities for participating Native artists such as residencies, mentorships, and youth art exhibitions
Britt, Paige, Roquin, and Celeste are participating in this exhibition along with many other artists. The artwork will be on display through August.
Thanks to a grant from Artist Trust, Britt will hold a sewing day at the Nespelem Head Start Center on the Colville Reservation in April ! All are welcome for this FREE event. Sewing machines, fabric, trim, notions, food + beverage will be provided. Bring something you have made to share. Make something new with us. Learn sewing methods or teach methods to others.
April 13, 2019 / / / 10am to 3pm / / / Nespelem Head Start Center