Woodland Skirts artists portraitMetropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery presents "We Are Anishinaabe: Honoring Textile Traditions," a group exhibition of Native American design and crafted art by Delina White, Sage Davis and Lavender Hunt, all of Walker, Minnesota, and enrolled members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

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 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.

  • When
    • November 22, 2017
    • 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Where
    • Library and Learning Center, 3rd floor
    • 645 East 7th Street
    • Saint Paul, MN, 55106
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  • Gordon Parks Gallery Hours

    Tuesday through Thursday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.