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Friends of Textiles Lecture Series

“Remembrance and Resistance: Historical Encounters in the Baskets of Contemporary Native American Women Artists” by Dr. Kristin Schwain, University of Missouri

Contemporary Baskets by Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee)


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Reception 5:15 p.m.; Lecture 6 p.m.
Digital Scholarship Lab, Evans Library (2nd Floor)
$10, FREE for Friends of Textiles (FOT) members and Florida Tech faculty, staff and students

Artists Pat Courtney Gold (Wasco), Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band of Cherokee), and Gail Tremblay (Onondaga/Micmac) address Native- and European-American encounters in their contemporary baskets. Weaving modern media, including 16 mm film and digital photographs, into traditional forms with time-honored techniques, these women present viewers with the historical documents that authorized colonization and the stereotypical images that continue to shape popular perceptions of Native life. In doing so, they create new encounters between past and present – as well as between indigenous and non-Native peoples – that underscore the union of remembrance and resistance.

Kristin Schwain is Associate Professor of American Art at the University of Missouri. Her recent research seeks to complicate the story of American modernism by examining the roles played by religion, race, region, and consumption in the production, display, and reception of American visual and material culture.

Image: Shan Goshorn (Eastern Band Cherokee, b. 1957), They Were Called Kings, 2013. Watercolor paper, archival inks, acrylic paint; plaiting.  Photography by Joe Johnson.

Basket Weaving Demos


October 18-December 13, 2019
Ruth Funk Center Mezzanine

Join local basket weaving group, the Coastal Basket Weavers, for demos, tips, and basket talk every Friday from 10:00 a.m. until...
Please note that there will be no demos on November 1 or November 29.



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