Opening Celebration – Woven Being: Art for Zhegagoynak/Chicagoland: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Opening Celebration – Woven Being: Art for Zhegagoynak/Chicagoland

Close up of woven basket
Kelly Church (Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Pottawatomi, Ottawa, and American, born 1967), Sustaining Traditions—Digital Teachings [detail], 2018. Black ash, sweetgrass, copper and Rit dye; medicine pouch containing sage, tobacco, sweetgrass, and cedar; glass vial containing emerald ash borer and isopropyl alcohol; USB flash drive. 19.7 × 10.2 cm (7 3/4 × 4 in.) Copyright of the artist, Courtesy of The Art Institute of Chicago, Mrs. Leonard S. Florsheim Jr. Fund, 2020.389a-d.

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat February 1, 2025


Bienen School of Music - Galvin Recital Hall
70 Arts Circle Dr
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Save the date for the opening celebration of Woven Being: Art for Zhegagoynak/Chicagoland.

Through the perspectives of four collaborating artists—Andrea Carlson (Grand Portage Ojibwe), Kelly Church (Match-E-Be-Nash-E-Wish Band of Pottawatomi), Nora Moore Lloyd (Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa), and Jason Wesaw (Pokagon Band of Potawatomi) —Woven Being will explore confluences that have shaped and continue to shape Indigenous creative practices in the region. The place now known as Chicago is a critical nexus for Indigenous art and art histories that impact the larger Great Lakes Region and beyond. 

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