Opening Weekend: Restoring The Breath, Center For Contemporary Native Art

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Opening Weekend: Restoring The Breath, Center For Contemporary Native Art
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Join us for the opening weekend of Restoring the Breath: Sacred Relationship in the Center for Contemporary Native Art, an exhibition showcasing the revitalization of Coast Salish fiber weaving.

12 pm - 1:30 pm
Janice George and Willard “Buddy” Joseph

1:30 pm - 3 pm
Misty Kalama-Archer

Drop in to watch and chat with Coast Salish Master weavers as they demonstrate and discuss traditional weaving techniques represented in the exhibition.

This exhibition is about restoring the breath of an ancient art form and honors the sacred relationship between humans and the natural world and between master and apprentice in the world of Coast Salish weaving. Four accomplished Salish weavers—Chepximiya Siyam (Janice M. George), Skwetsimeltxw (Willard “Buddy” Joseph), quhla-ay-hlup (Misty Kalama-Archer), and sa’hLa mitSa (Susan Pavel)—have come together to honor their master teacher subiyay (Gerald Bruce Miller), known to his students as “Uncle.”
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By: Portland Art Museum

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