Oct. 26: “We Are Anishinaabe: Honoring Textile Traditions” exhibit reception at Gordon Parks Gallery

By Ryan Patchin
Posted September 22, 2017

Oct. 26: “We Are Anishinaabe: Honoring Textile Traditions” exhibit reception at Gordon Parks Gallery

Metropolitan 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, Minn., and enrolled members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

Great Lakes Woodland Skirts Artists Portrait

 

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 gallery is located at the university’s Saint Paul Campus on the third floor of the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street.

“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.

Metropolitan State University, a member of Minnesota State, is the Twin Cities public, urban, comprehensive state university providing lifelong learning, and competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels.