September 1 - 4, 2017
80 Main Street, Brattleboro VT
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 1 • 5pm - 9pm
Sept. 2 - 4 • 9am - 9pm
Please join me during Brattleboro's September Gallery Walk for an opening reception of the Animal Spirit Guides collection! September 1 through Labor Day, September 4, I will breathe some new life into the storefront at 80 Main Street, between Sam's and Mocha Joe's. I am beyond excited to share this collection of heart-centered work with my beloved community and friends. Framed originals, prints, postcards, and other goodies will be available.
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Joining me for the entire 4-day event is the incredible LINDA LONGTOE SHEEHAN of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe. Linda's speciality is wampum. She is known affectionately as "Wampum Woman." She started making wampum belts over thirty years ago and passed her knowlege onto countless young people. She makes wampum belts and jewelry from glass beads, mother of pearl and quahog. Her beadmaking starts with a quahog shell. She cuts it to size and shapes it. Then she weaves her wampum belts using braintanned leather that she makes herself. I personally have a bracelet and porcupine quill earrings from Linda's studio and they not only gorgeous, but also connected to the land and the animals I hold dear. I can't wait to hang out with her in the gallery! Don't miss an opportunity to claim one of her creations for yourself! If we're lucky, we'll also hear some drumming and singing during Gallery Walk from Roger Longtoe Sheehan, Sagamo (Chief) of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe and a talented Abenaki artist, Native musician and educator.
See you at the gallery!
A small percentage of sales throughout this exhibit will go to Julia's Way, a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring parents, medical professionals, and the general public to reimagine what's possible for those living with Down syndrome through education, advocacy, and awareness. This non-profit is near and dear to my heart, founded by my best friend and named after her daughter, Julia Grace, who is changing the way we view people with Down syndrome. Learn more at juliasway.org.