Sisters in Spirit Programming

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Sisters in Spirit Programming

October 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Neville Public Museum to Offer Sisters in Spirit: Native American Stories in Rocks and Beads  Programming
 
Green Bay, WI---October 12, 2015---The Neville Public Museum is pleased to offer several programs in conjunction with our Sisters in Spirit exhibit.  Visit www.NevillePublicMuseum.org for registration information. 
 
The following programs will be offered this fall:
 
Kids and Canoes: What to Pack on Your Journey Through Life
Saturday, October 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. - Noon
 
Songs, stories and a tour of the exhibit lead by the artists! This two hour program includes an introduction to ‘museum etiquette’ followed by an exploration of the exhibit Sisters in Spirit with special focus on the “Canoe Installation”. Canoes represent our journey through life. Children will be encouraged to ask questions and share their ideas about what they would pack in their canoe for their “life journey”. An art activity concludes the program - each child will be given the opportunity to create their own souvenir canoe to take home.  Limit 30 children.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  
 
Cost: $5/member, $6/non-member. To register please call (920) 448-7840.
 
Lecture: One Handful of Earth - An Art of Oneida Pottery with Jennifer Stevens
Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:00 p.m.
 
Jennifer Stevens, Oneida potter and master instructor will present on the history of Oneida pottery and preview her exhibit One Handful of Earth.  Through her exhibit, which showcases pottery styles of pre-European contact, revitalized traditional pottery, and her own contemporary pottery, Stevens will share her journey and stories of researching her own ancestral ancient pottery of New York State.  Jennifer Stevens’s philosophy is:  the human, like the vessel-clay was the only thing on the earth that could withstand the fire of the human spirit.
 
Cost: Free and open to the public.
 
Explorer Saturday with Jennifer Stevens
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Noon – 3:00 p.m.
 
Jennifer Stevens, Oneida potter and master instructor, will lead a pottery workshop in connection with her exhibit One Handful of Earth.  Jennifer will teach beginning clay-working techniques and share stories about traditional and contemporary pottery. 
 
Cost: Free with admission. 
 
50 space limit.  RSVP to Beth Lemke by phone at 920-448-7848 or by email at [email protected].
 
Explorer Saturday: Sisters in Spirit
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
 
Sisters in Spirit: Native American Stories in Rocks and Beads displays the works of two artists – one Oneida and one from European stock – who both hear the whispers of the original occupants of our shared home. When their work is viewed together, the viewer gets a compelling glimpse of the continuing influence of Native Americans on contemporary Wisconsin art. Through their art, the ancient stories of our land speak again. Participants will be able to tell their story with the creation of their very own story bag. Story bag project included. 
 
Cost: Free with admission;
 
50 space limit.  RSVP to Beth Lemke by phone at 920-448-7848 or by email at [email protected]  
 
Paint an Ancient Story
Saturday, February 6, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
 
Watercolor artist Geri Schrab will guide you in creating your own watercolor painting inspired by ancient petroglyph and pictograph sites.  The program will include a PowerPoint presentation introducing participants to ancient rock art sites of North America.  Geri will then be joined by Iroquois beader Karen Ann Hoffman and conduct a walk-through of their exhibit, Sisters in Spirit, followed by sketching time within the exhibit to develop painting ideas.    After lunch, Geri will give a painting demo and then assist you in creating your own rock art story.  You are invited to bring your own sketchbook and a hand-held hair dryer if you have one.   ABSOLUTELY NO WATERCOLOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!

Program runs 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with time allowed for a bring-your-own bag lunch.  All painting materials will be supplied.
 
Cost: $20/member, $25/non-member.  To register call 920-448-7840.
 
Limited spaces available. 
 
Check our website, www.NevillePublicMuseum.org for more information about Sisters in Spirit and stay tuned for more programming announcements!
 
Submitted by:
Rachel Patterson
Neville Public Museum Foundation
920-448-7874
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303
www.NevillePublicMuseum.org

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