Contemporary Northwest Coast Weavers

_dsc7156Weaving is a way to communicate stories — a language unto itself spoken only by weavers. The Pacific Northwest Coast has been home to a variety of ancient and distinct weaving traditions unique to each of the region’s Native cultures. Contemporary weavers are engaged in continuing and developing this ancient art form in traditional and new media. This exhibit celebrates the vitality, creativity and commitment of the weaving community and its success.

Participating artists will include Merle Anderson (Haida), Joe Feddersen (Colville), Chloe French (Tlingit), Chepximiya Siyma’ Chief Janice George and Skwetsimeltxw Buddy Joseph (Squamish), Deborah Head (Tlingit), Chief Tsi’li’xw BIll James and Che top ie Fran James (Lummi), Courtney Lipson and Scott Jensen (Non-Indigenous), Marvin Oliver (Quinault, Isleta Pueblo), Kay Field Parker (Non-Indigenous), Susan Pavel (Non-Indigenous), Karen Reed (Chinook, Skokomish, Puyallup), Betty Pasco (Suquamish), Isabel Rorick (Haida), Kathy Rousso (Non-Indigenous), Preston Singletary (Tlingit), Mary Lou Slaughter (Duwamish), Mary Snowden (Non-Indigenous), Gail Tremblay (Onondaga, Micmac) and Diane Douglas-Willard (Haida).

Exhibition Dates:

March 1, 2012 - March 31, 2012

Involved Artists:

Diane Douglas Willard, Deborah Head, Fran and Bill James, Kay Field Parker, Susan Pavel, Isabel Rorick, Preston Singletary, Mary Lou Slaughter, Gail Tremblay

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