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Weaving Real to Reel: Spotlight on ᏲᎾ Bear Allison

Weaving Real to Reel: Spotlight on ᏲᎾ Bear Allison

On view

Mar

14

Jul

28

Through

Mar

14

Jul

28

When

Mar 14, 2022

Jul 28, 2022

Photo credit:

Still from "Weaving Connections" (2022), by ᏲᎾ Bear Allison.

Current Exhibition

UPcoming Exhibition

past Exhibition

On View 

Weaving Real to Reel: Spotlight on ᏲᎾ Bear Allison

On view

Mar

14

Jul

28

Through

Mar

14

Jul

28

When

Mar 14, 2022

Jul 28, 2022

Photo credit:

Still from "Weaving Connections" (2022), by ᏲᎾ Bear Allison.

Current Exhibition

UPcoming Exhibition

past Exhibition

On View 

Weaving Real to Reel: Spotlight on ᏲᎾ Bear Allison

On view

Mar

14

Jul

28

Through

Mar

14

Jul

28

When

Mar 14, 2022

Jul 28, 2022

Photo credit:

Still from "Weaving Connections" (2022), by ᏲᎾ Bear Allison.

FRONT & CENTER

Front & center

Weaving Real to Reel: Spotlight on ᏲᎾ Bear Allison

Weaving Real to Reel showcases two films by Eastern Band Cherokee filmmaker and photographer ᏲᎾ Bear Allison, Weaving Connections [2022] and A Cherokee Basket Maker [2014]. Each of Allison’s films cast light on the Cherokee artists behind the masterful baskets that are on view in the Center for Craft’s galleries. Allison captures their intensive process of harvesting, processing, dyeing and weaving, and in turn, illuminates the generations of skill and material knowledge compounded into every Cherokee basket through the cinematic format.

Bear Allison made his latest film, Weaving Connections, in conjunction with the exhibition ᎢᏛᏍᎦ  ᏫᏥᏤᎢ  ᎠᎵᏰᎵᏒ  Weaving Across Time. It features the artists ᏚᏍᏓᏯᎫᎾᏱ Gabriel Crow, Lucille Lossiah, Ramona Lossie, ᏗᎳᏂ Dylan Morgan, and ᎺᎵ ᏔᎻᏏᏂ Mary W. Thompson, who speak about their deep-rooted relationships with the land and the natural materials they weave with as well as their motivations for making.

A Cherokee Basket Maker features second-generation basket maker, Louise Goings, whose white oak baskets are on view in the alcove display. Goings learned her craft by watching her mother, celebrated basket maker Emma Taylor. In the film, she speaks about the distinction between identifying as a “basket weaver” and a “basket maker,” who knows how to harvest, process and dye all of their materials before they even begin to weave.

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Weaving Connections

Bear Allison (Cherokee, NC; United States) Weaving Connections, 2022. Digital video; 17:48 minutes. Commissioned by the Center for Craft. Courtesy of the Artist.

OPENING RECEPTION

Sat

,

Dec

11

,

5:00 pm

7:00 pm

Where

John Cram Partner Gallery

67 Broadway St., Asheville, NC, 28801

ARTISTS

ᏲᎾ Bear Allison

ARTISTS

EasterN Band Cherokee Exhibiting Artists

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Meet the artists

ᏚᏍᏓᏯᎫᎾᏱ Gabriel Crow

Cherokee, NC

Faye Junaluska

Cherokee, NC

Lucille Lossiah

Ramon Lose

Cullowhee, NC

ᏯᏗ ᎺᏂ Betty Maney

Cherokee, NC

ᏗᎳᏂ Dylan Morgan

Cherokee, NC

ᎺᎵ ᏔᎻᏏᏂ Mary W. Thompson

ᏎᎳᏂ ᏔᎻᏏᏂ Sarah Thompson

Patricia Welch

Field Building

about the artists

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

Photo credit: Jamie Hopper

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Weaving Real to Reel: Spotlight on ᏲᎾ Bear Allison

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The Craft Research Fund Artist Fellowship is generously supported by the Windgate Foundation.

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For a full listing of the generous funders supporting the Center for Craft and our programming visit centerforcraft.org/support

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exhibition

is

supported

in

part

by

the

the

and

the

a

division

of

the

Department

of

Natural

and

Cultural

Resources.

For a full listing of the generous funders supporting the Center for Craft and our programming visit centerforcraft.org/support

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A liberal arts college grounded in social responsibility, where hard work and community are more than just words.

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