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“Weaving Our Stories Together” with Rohsennase Dalton LaBarge

Sunday, May 26 | 12 - 4 p.m.

Meet an artisan-in-residence and explore Indigenous arts

Join us at GCV&M on Sunday, May 26, for :”Weaving our Stories Together” with guest artisan-in-residence Rohsennase Dalton LaBarge! Enjoy a weaving demonstration in our Nature Center (12 – 3 p.m.) and trek out onto the Nature Trails with Dalton (3 – 4 p.m.) for a guided hike. 

General admission to this program includes access to all GCV&M has to offer, or, select our discounted $5 admission ticket for access to programming at the Nature Center only.

 

 

Programming supported by:

NYSCA

Artist Statement

Watkwanonwerá:ton’

For too many years there have stood walls of glass which have separated us Rotinonshónni people from our rightful access to Onekò:rha’, wampum. As a fledgling wampum artist and story-collector, I create both historic reproductions and contemporary Kaión:ni (wampum belts) which are meant to be handled and investigated as living documents containing our most precious words, values and experiences. I work on the loom with a variety of traditional and modern materials to recreate visual codes for the benefit of the People – so that we may search within each of ourselves for solutions to the many challenges we face as a collective. As I grow in my role as an artist, always I yearn to better understand what it means for us to be Onkwehonwe (Original People) and to live our days aligned in Skén:nen (Peacefulness), Ka’nikonrí:io (Good-Mindedness), and Ka’shatsténhtshera (Strengthfulness) with each other
and with all of the natural world. I could not do this without the encouragement of many elders and the many skillful artists who still today produce the most precious handmade beads for us.

The belts themselves are woven with my deepest respect for those who’ve passed on their gifts to guide us through this life; and so too one day, when I am no longer here, those coming
generations will hold these materials in their hands and know truly that we their predecessors loved them so deeply.

Tho niiorihwà:ke’

Rohsennase Dalton LaBarge

Ticket Information

 
General Admission: $18
 
Nature Center Admission Only: $5 
 
Museum Members: FREE 
 

FAQs

Is there ample parking?

Parking is free and plentiful! Park in any of the main lots at the front of the Museum. Please leave the first two bays available for handicapped parking. 

Where do I check in?

You will first check in through the Admissions tunnel at the front of the Museum. Then, you will walk over to the Nature Center building (follow the signs), where the program will be held. 

How do I show my purchased tickets?

Please have your ticket(s) either printed out OR pulled up on your phone screen and ready for scanning for quick and easy check-in. Pro-tip: take a screenshot of each of your tickets to have ready and pulled up on your phone screen! Please note: Wifi can sometimes be spotty at the front of the Museum. 

is this event rain or shine?

Yes! This event is rain or shine. The Museum will only cancel in case of a severe weather emergency.

How should I dress?

Please dress for the predicted weather conditions and wear comfortable footwear for walking. 

Are service animals welcome?

Yes! Leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification.

What if I need a refund for my ticket?

We’re sorry to hear that you’re not able to attend! Tickets may be refunded only up to 7 days prior to the event date and are strictly non-transferable by date, entry time, or program. 

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