The Abbe is pleased to host a special program with Ann Pollard Ranco from Penobscot Nation who will be sharing her work at Gedakina and her unique art utilizing seaglass. Ann enjoys sharing her role in environmental cleanup and how it is incorporated into her art and jewelry-making.
12-1 pm - Brown Bag Lunch
Ann will discuss her work with Gedakina, a multi-generational endeavor to strengthen and revitalize the cultural knowledge and identity of Native American youth and families from across New England, as well as to conserve traditional homelands and places of historical, ecological, and spiritual significance. Ann will highlight this summer’s projects, particularly the Recovery of Women Led Sustainable Agriculture Project on the Abenaki ancestral homeland in the Kennebec River Valley. Don’t forget your lunch!
1-4 pm - Seaglass Jewelry Demonstration
Ann invites you to sit and chat with her about her art while she gives guests a demonstration of her work process. Visitors are also welcome to try their hand at making one of their own pieces to take home with them!
This program is sponsored by Dawnland, LLC and offered in partnership with Acadia National Park. It is free and open to the public.
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