Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Native American Family Day

Sunday, December 2 from noon to 5 pm, all ages are invited to a Native American Family Day at the Memorial Art Gallery. The event, offered in conjunction with the exhibition "Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3," features art activities, tours, storytelling, and music and dance performances. Suggested donation is $5.

The program will include:

  • Noon-4 pm: hands-on art activities for children in the Gallery¹s Creative Workshop
  • 1 pm: "Napi Old Man" and "Prayer of the First Dance" by Daystar Dance Company
  • 1, 2 & 3 pm: guided tours of "Changing Hands"
  • 1 pm & 3 pm: Italian Baroque organ mini-recitals
  • 2 pm: presentation on Native American art by Carlie Fishgold
  • 2:30 pm: drum performance by Eastern Travelers
  • 3 pm: storytelling presentation by Perry Ground
  • 3:45 pm: interactive dance workshop by Ganondagan Young Spirit Dancers

For the complete schedule of events visit the schedule on MAG website and for more on the Memorial Art Gallery including hours and driving instructions, please Memorial Art Gallery website.

Made possible by Series Sponsor JPMorgan Chase Foundation, with additional support from the Robert and Madeleine S. Heilbrunn Memorial Fund.

Press Contacts: Meg Colombo, 585-276-8934 and Patti Giordano, 585-276-8932.

Images for Publication (press only): Images from "Changing Hands" are available for download at with the password NEWS

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cordage Plants

Dogbane Fibers
I just wrote a new article on my personal blog about some cordage plants in my gardens - stinging nettle, jew's mallow, and dogbane. Given our cordage workshop earlier this year, I thought the readers here might be interested in reading it. Enjoy!

Read the cordage plant article...