december, 2020

21dec(dec 21)7:00 pm23(dec 23)9:00 pm2020 Abenaki Heritage "Weekend"7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (23)

Event Details

*Registration links listed below.

Description, Events, and Sponsors
Join the Native American community for a virtual Abenaki Heritage “Weekend.” This special weekend, organized by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association and Abenaki Arts & Education Center, gives visitors an Abenaki perspective on life in the Champlain Valley.

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 on view. Tribal members will also share songs, drumming, dancing, games, and other skills.

3 Virtual Sessions

On Winter Solstice, Dec 21 at 7:00 pm EST, join the Native American community for a virtual celebration of Abenaki culture. In this virtual session, we welcome Jim Taylor (Elnu Abenaki Tribe in Southern Vermont), a talented graphic artist. He 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.

Registration for each session is limited to the first 50 viewers on a first-come, first-served basis.
REGISTER FOR JIM TAYLOR AT:
https://forms.gle/GjhSPpZWEwqDTuB67

On December 22st at 7:00 pm EST, join the Native American community for a virtual Abenaki Heritage “Weekend.” In this virtual session, we welcome Sherry Gould. She will do a presentation about Abenaki basket makers. She is the Tribal Genealogist for the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, one of the lead organizers for the Abenaki Trials Project, and an Abenaki Basketmaker.

Registration for each session is limited to the first 50 viewers on a first-come, first-served basis.
REGISTER FOR SHERRY GOULD AT:
https://forms.gle/3yW1YVmYqFP2DFtx5

On Dec 23 at 7:00 pm EST, join the Native American community for a virtual Abenaki Heritage “Weekend.” In this virtual session, we welcome Jeanne Morningstar Kent, who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Art. In addition to being an Abenaki Gourd artist, she holds a Batchelor 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.

Registration for each session is limited to the first 50 viewers on a first-come, first-served basis.
REGISTER FOR JEANNE MORNINGSTAR KENT:
https://forms.gle/XUZ4zfrutfceDJtK7

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We’d like to thank our partners and sponsors

The 2020 virtual Abenaki Heritage “Weekend” was made possible through the help of our friends at Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and partial funding from the Vermont Humanities Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, National Foundation for the Arts, and private donors.

Time

21 (Monday) 7:00 pm - 23 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm

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