Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America Exhibit


The traveling show "Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America Exhibit," that I am participating in, will be opening at its fourth venue on Saturday February 3rd at the Whatcom Museum, Lightcatcher Building, in Bellingham, Washington. The show runs through May 6th. This is the only west coast venue.
http://whatcommuseum.org/exhibition/rooted-revived-reinvented-basketry-in-america/
Members: Free
General: $10
Youth (6-17)/Students/Military(with valid ID)/Seniors (62 +): $8
Children 2-5 years old: $5
Children under 2: Free

Lightcatcher
250 Flores Street

Old City Hall
121 Prospect Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, Noon – 5 PM
 
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America Exhibition. http://americanbasketry.missouri.edu/

A traveling exhibition organized by the National Basketry Organization and the University of Missouri that chronicles the history of contemporary American basketry.

Other events associated with the show:

February 3 – May 6, 2018; Old City Hall
Curated by Rebecca Hutchins, Curator of Collections
Hidden in the Bundle features a selection of baskets from the Whatcom Museum’s extensive Native American and First Nations collection. Representing different eras and cultures, the baskets showcase some unique, innovative, and even playful elements of design or decoration. The viewer can explore these creative and practical adaptations while pondering the role of individual expression in the world of basket-making.

February 3 – May 6, 2018; Old City Hall (I have a piece in this show, as well)
View a selection of artwork at Old City Hall by members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild (NWBW) in an exhibition juried by Lisa Telford and Katherine Lewis, artists featured in Rooted, Revived, Reinvented. Members of NWBW will be on hand on opening day to talk about basketry and the artwork on display.
The Northwest Basket Weavers, Vi Phillips Guild began with a group of 16 people who loved to get together at Vi Phillips’ house on Whidbey Island, Washington to make baskets and share information. These weavers used reed, cedar bark and root, sweet grass, pine needles, and other natural materials to make traditional baskets. Thirty-five years later, the 180 guild members today weave both traditional and contemporary baskets. Several members are nationally known teachers and artists, who have baskets featured in Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America.
Docent Tours > Sunday, February 11, March 11, and April 8, 1:30 PM; Knowledgeable members of the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild will be available to guide visitors through the exhibit, offering insights into the weaving materials, techniques, cultural and historical context, and how the traditional and contemporary variations on display are linked.

Saturday, February 24, 2-3 p.m. Free with Museum admission
Naturally Speaking: A Panel of Northwest Artists Discuss Fine Art Basketry in the 21st Century. Old City Hall. (I will be on the panel)

Thursday, March 8th 
11:30 am to 1:00 pm Museum Advocates: "Rooted, Revived, Reinvented, two basket artists discuss their artwork,” Old City Hall. Join the Advocates for coffee, followed by presentations by basketmakers Lisa Telford and Lanny Bergner. Both artists are included in the RRR exhibit. Admission to lecture is free. 

Saturday, March 24th 
10 am to 3:30 pm, Whatcom Museum Basket Day Lightcatcher Building. Skilled basket weavers from the Northwest Basket Weavers, Vi Phillips Guild, will lead 4 basketry workshops. Instructors will share their knowledge and talents, and students will go home with a finished basket. $65 registration includes materials.

Saturday, April 14
1:00 pm Curators Lecture, 2:30 pm Curators Gallery Tour Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America -- Curators Share An Intimate View. Join Kristin Schwain and Jo Stealy to learn more about the RRR exhibit and the history of basketry in America, in the Rotunda of the Old City Hallbuilding. 1:00 pm: Kristin Schwain presents a slide show: “Canastromania: Or How Basket Fever Transformed American Basketry, 1890-1940” 2:30 pm: Jo Stealy will present an informative gallery tour of the RRR exhibit in the Lightcatcher Building, including comments from some of the exhibit artists in attendance. Both the talk and tour are included with regular museum admission.  

Saturday, April 21 
10am -4 pm Community Art Museum Day, there is a $3 reduced general admission, for this family friendly day. Visit the museum today to see demonstrations of basketry, participate in hands on activities and talk with basketmakers about their work. (I will be participating)




Venues



Whatcom Museum, Light Catcher Building
February 2 – May 6, 2018
Address: 250 Flora Street | Bellingham, WA 98225
Hours: Wed–Sun, Noon-5pm 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
June 1 – August 5, 2018
Address: 4848 S Main St | Houston, TX 77002
Hours: Tues–Sat, 10am-5pm | Sunday 12-5pm
Memorial Art Gallery
February 2 – April 14, 2019
Address: 500 University Avenue | Rochester, New York 14607
Hours: Wed–Sun, 11am-5pm | Thursday 11am-9pm | First Fridays open until 9pm
Fuller Craft Museum
May 18 – August 18, 2019
Address: 455 Oak Street | Brockton, MA 02301
Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri-Sun 10am-5pm | Thurs 10am-9pm
The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology
September 21 – December 14, 2019
Address: 150 W. University Blvd. | Melbourne, FL 32901
Hours: Tues-Fri, 10am-4pm | Sat, Noon-4pm

Past Venues
Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
January 28 – May 14, 2017
Opening: January 27, 2017, 5:30-8 pm
A Closer Look Symposium January 27-28, 2017, Register on-line ONLY at http://maamuseumassociates.org/Basketry_Symposium.html by January 15, 2017, $45.
Address: 115 Business Loop 70 West | Columbia, MO 65203
Hours: Tue-Fri, 9am-4pm | Sat-Sun, Noon-4pm | Closed on Mondays and University holidays

108 Contemporary
June 2 – July 17, 2017
Address: 108 E. Brady St | Tulsa, OK 74103
Hours: Wed-Thurs, 12-5pm | Fri-Sun, 12-7pm

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art
August 22 – November 12, 2017
Address: 565 N. Fifth Avenue | Laurel, Mississippi 39440
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4:45pm | Sun, 1-4pm | Closed Mondays, major holidays, and the first weekend in December






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