Join the curator and artists of the Stitched in Sovereignty exhibition of Indigenous beadwork for two free interactive one-hour online discussions of the artwork and its context:
Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30 pm MST: Curator Chelsea Herr with artists Molly Murphy Adams & Kellen Trenal Lewis
Friday, Nov. 20, 5:30 pm MST: Curator Chelsea Herr with artists Brit Ellis & Shelby Rowe
Email email@example.com to register for the Zoom webinar. The panel will also be streamed on Facebook Live via www.Facebook/thecousesharphistoricsite
Stitched in Sovereignty: Contemporary Beadwork from Indigenous North America, curated by Dr. Chelsea Herr, highlights how Indigenous peoples maintain control of their own cultures, social and governing systems, belief and knowledge systems, and relationships with other sovereign groups. These concepts are expressed in the materials and processes of beadwork, a medium that has a long tradition in Indigenous North America and continues to evolve today. The exhibition can be seen at StitchedInSovereignty.org
Featured artists in the exhibition are Molly Murphy Adams (Lakota descent), Katherine Boyer (Métis), Brit Ellis (Onondaga), Shelby Rowe (Chickasaw), and Kellen Trenal Lewis (Nez Perce). Herr (Choctaw) holds a PhD in Native American Art History from the University of Oklahoma and worked at CSHS as an intern for two summers. She is currently curator of Indigenous Art and Culture at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK.