BOOK SIGNING – BASKETS OF TIME by DAVID SHULTZ

When:
May 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Where:
Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library
18 Maine St
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
USA
Contact:
Mary-Lou Boucouvalas
2079672778

Please join us on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 pm at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, when we welcome Maine Author David Shultz to present a slide show, share anecdotes from the artists, and the wonderful craft of basket making in the Wabanaki tradition.

Basketry by the Wabanaki tribes of Maine has enjoyed a resurgence over the past several decades. Maine weavers ꟷ including Jeremy Frey, Sarah Sockbeson, Theresa Secord, and Geo Neptune ꟷ have won awards at such prestigious venues as the Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market. Many museums, including the National Museum of Indian Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts hold work by contemporary Wabanaki basket makers in their permanent collections. The Portland Museum of Art (in Maine) included work by four Wabanaki weavers in its 2015 Biennial, an honor recognizing the true artistry of these contemporary works.

Baskets of Time: Profiles of Maine Indian Basket Makers is the first full-length book to tell the story of the people behind the art. Seventeen basket making artists and their families are featured. The book explores their and their families’ history with basket making; describes, in the artists’ words, what drives their individual creative process; and describes the importance of this traditional art form to them as individuals and to their tribes.

David Shultz opened Home & Away Gallery in Kennebunkport in 2002. Home & Away specializes in art by indigenous peoples across North America, including arts by Wabanaki people in Maine, Inuit peoples in Canada and Alaska, and Native American tribes from a number of states. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, his background ranges from fine arts to financial analysis, providing David with a unique perspective on baskets by Wabanaki artists.

Copies of the book will be for sale and signing after the program.