Thursday, October 28 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Martha Miller Center for Global Communication, Fried Hemenway Auditorium 135
257 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3692
Native American artist Kelly Church will discuss the history and cultural importance of Black Ash basketry among the Anishinaabe people of the Great Lakes region, and how that cultural tradition is threatened by an invasive insect species and other environmental forces. Kelly is a 5th-generation Anishinaabe basket maker. The artist talk is taking place in conjunction with the Kruizenga Art Museum's 2021 NEA Big Read Lakeshore focus exhibition Native American Art: Recent Acquisitions from the Kruizenga Museum Collection.