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We Are Still Here: Indigenous Stories and Landscapes

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Berkshire squashes, gourds and corn show bright colors at a farmers market.
Photo by Susan Geller

Basketmaker Judy Dow and poet and fiber artist Cheryl Savageau show their work together as part of We Are Still Here: Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast, an exhibit of books and artwork at the Stockbridge Library.

In the language of the Abenaki, awikhigan has many meanings — writings, birchbark markings, maps, paintings, wampum belts — through which the Dawnland peoples have evoked particular landscapes and human action in those spaces.

For the Wabanaki communities of New England, the plants, animals, rocks and rivers of the landscape are alive; animate ancestors and beings with whom they share creation. These beings are central to their art. The works in this show embody the spirit of awikhigan.

Judy Dow’s baskets are made from materials collected along waterways known to her basket-making ancestors for hundreds of years. Cheryl Savageau’s poems and quilts piece together relationships tied to both particular landscapes and particular people. Rhonda Besaw’s beadwork incorporates traditional patterns and materials with her own contemporary flair.

The exhibit is open through November 26.

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Date:
November 25
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Stockbridge Library
46 Main St.
Stockbridge, MA
413-298-5501

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