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March 24, 2014

Native Arts & Artists Day

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm
Included with museum admission; FREE for Burke members or with UW ID
Burke Museum

Seattle - Join the Burke Museum for a celebration of Northwest Native art. Watch demonstrations and examine the incredible artwork of local Native American artists, who are experts in media such as weaving, basketry, and beadwork. Take part in hands-on art activities for kids and adults. Also attend talks about supporting indigenous artists and various basket and weaving techniques of Northwest Native Peoples. 

Activities throughout the day include:

  • Cedar basketry and cordage demonstrations with Theresa Parker (Makah/Lummi)
  • Columbia River Wasco basketry demonstrations  with Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco/Warm Springs)
  • Beadwork and twined sally bag demonstrations with Rodney & Colleen Cawston (Colville)
  • Yarn spinning and Salish twill demonstrations with Heather Johnson-Jock (Jamestown S'Klallam)
  • Try weaving on looms, learn about natural dyes and raw materials used in weaving
  • Kids can make a paper version of a Plateau Style beaded bag to take home

Talks:

  • 12:30 pm: Introduction to Northwest Baskets with Pat Courtney Gold
    Renowned Northwest weaver Pat Courtney Gold leads us through a richly illustrated introduction of the 12,000 year history of Northwest basket weavers, the materials and techniques they use, and the unique baskets that they create.
  • 2 pm: Resources for Indigenous Artists with Anna Hoover (Unungan)
    Anna Hoover’s Anchorage-based non-profit, First Light Alaska, has drawn inspiration from The Banff Centre, Longhouse at Evergreen State College, Kinggait Studios, Maori bi-annual Artist Gatherings, and many other programs. She will discuss how these programs and her own are adapting to the ever-changing needs of the thriving indigenous arts community.

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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St. and 17th Ave. NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior, $7.50 student/ youth. Admission is free to children four and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Prorated parking fees are $15 and partially refundable upon exit if paid in cash. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum.org. The Burke Museum is an American Alliance of Museums-accredited museum and a Smithsonian Affiliate.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at: 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or email at dso@u.washington.edu. The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.

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(206) 543-9762; FAX (206) 616-1274
burkepr@uw.edu

Breast Cancer Awareness Basket, by Pat Courtney Gold.
Photo by Bill Bachhuber, Portland, OR.