By Hannah Whalen, Director of Development
Twisted Path II, which opened in October 2011, will close at the end of the day Saturday, April 14, 2012. Five Wabanaki artists succeeded in pushing the boundaries of what is thought of as traditional methods and materials and by adding their own twist to these pieces, these artists made their audience think "out of the box."
|Tony McKim and Steven Parady from The First,|
sponsor of the exhibit, pause to admire George
Neptune's sculptural basket.
George Neptune had us believing that a basket of woven ash and sweetgrass was a chocolate wedding cake. Rhonda Besaw captured her dream in the delicate beadwork sewn onto a purple velvet purse. Leon Sockbeson brought his high-fashion drawings to life in silk and wool, beaded with traditional double curves; Sarah Sockbeson’s tightly woven ash and sweetgrass baskets with delicately hand-painted lids and vibrant colors were very popular and Max Romero’s powerful plaster installation, Assimilation Revisited, inspired, upset and delighted guests. We can’t wait for Twisted Path III!
To learn more about the exhibit and the artists, please visit our website.
This exhibit was made possible in part by The First and The Fisher Charitable Foundation, with special thanks to Gerry Biron, Diane E. Edgecomb, Indian Township Museum, and Nicholas Halsdorff.