MASHQ & Winter Dreams - Art by Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag)

  • Starts: 12:00 am on Friday, February 11, 2022
Internationally known artist Elizabeth James-Perry is enrolled with the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head -Aquinnah in Massachusetts. Elizabeth makes distinctively robust and textured wampum shell jewelry, porcupine quillwork, and northeastern twined textiles. She creates substantial heirloom quality adornment items reflecting her Algonquian diplomatic heritage. On display are MASHQ, 2021 - Paper, watercolor, graphite - The Southern New England landmass represented as a bear highlights the Wampanoag attitude to the earth; our homelands and homewaters as a living beings worthy of our deep respect and responsible stewardship. And Winter Dreams, 2021 - Individually made quahog shell wampum beads, smoked, naturally tanned deerskin warps, beading thread. This traditional wampumpeak belt is fashioned to look like the old style large belts; spare in design, with a lot of open space. They have a quietly expansive feeling of light on the open ocean, or perhaps light upon fields of snow.
Audience:
public
Address:
George Sherman Union - 775 Commonwealth Ave. Boston
Room:
2nd Floor Landing
Fees:
free
Registration:
Open to the public. Masks required at all times.
Contact Organization:
BU Arts Initiative

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