NOW OPEN, through November 22, 2017
In the late 1990s and early 2000s several tribal artists began their own renaissance of traditional Southeastern beadwork. They rekindled the traditions within their own cultures to help reforge the chain of broken tradition. Each artist strives to create beadwork based upon traditional forms, often using the knowledge of their Tribal elders and pieces in museums to learn about or rediscover these forms. In this exhibition seven contemporary beadwork artists are featured: Roger Ellis Amerman (Choctaw), Karen Berry (Cherokee), Martha Berry (Cherokee), Carol Cypress (Seminole), Jerry Ingram (Choctaw/ Cherokee), Jay Mcgirt (Creek/Seminole), and Brian Zepeda (Seminole). This exhibition includes bandolier bags, sashes, baldrics, and other beautifully ornate beaded objects.
Martha Berry, Roger Ellis Amerman and Brian Zepeda will be hosting workshops throughout the year. Click here for more information.