Cushing-Martin Gallery Highlights Native American Basket Collection
July 27, 2011
The exhibit "Traditions Interwoven: Two Basketmakers Collect Native American Baskets" will be on display at Stonehill's Cushing-Martin Gallery from Monday, August 1 to Friday, September 16. An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, September 14 from 6-8 p.m.
This exhibition is in conjunction with the National Basketry Organization's (NBO) biennial convention held at Stonehill College from August 2- 7, 2011.
In addition to the conference, numerous exhibitions in the nearby vicinity will coincide, such as the Fuller Craft Museum's exhibition "All Things Considered VI," which includes the work of eighty-six makers, and runs from July 30 - December 11, 2011. More information can be found at www.nationalbasketry.org or www.facebook.com/basketry.
This collection of baskets has been generously loaned by two NBO contemporary basketmakers, who have chosen both utilitarian and decorative examples from many areas of the United States. Their collection celebrates a graphic visual appeal and an appreciation for hand-made dexterity.
With an ever increasing global focus on instant gratification and a throwaway culture, this concentration on the "hand-made" forces us to slow down to a former non-technological speed and appreciate our own inner rhythm.
For more information and press photos please contact Gallery Director Candice Smith Corby at email@example.com or 508-565-1897.