2013 Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration

Posted Dec. 02, 2013, at 2:13 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 02, 2013, at 3:28 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: 2013 Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME

For more information: Gretchen Faulkner; 207-581-1904;

2013 Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration

Saturday, December 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the Collins Center for the Arts, University of Maine

Free and open to the public

Come to the largest Holiday gathering of Maine Indian artists in New England–brown ash and sweetgrass basketmakers, birchbark artists, carvers, and beadworkers. Featuring members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance who have received national awards and new artists who represent the next generation of weavers.

Join us for a day showcasing one-of-a kind art forms, demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, drumming, and dancing.

Event Schedule:

9:00 a.m. Event opens to the public

10:00 a.m. Traditional Welcome and Greeting

10:00 a.m. to noon Book signing. Charles Norman Shay will sign his book, Project Omaha Beach: The Life and Military Service of a Penobscot Indian Elder.

11:00 a.m. Brown Ash Pounding Demonstration with Eldon Hanning, Micmac

11:30 Traditional Stories for Children with George Neptune, Passamaquoddy in the Hudson Museum on the second level.

Noon Fancy Basket Demonstration with Gal Tomah, Passamaquoddy

1:00 p.m. Beadwork Demonstration with Jennifer Neptune, Penobscot

1:30 p.m. Birchbark Demonstration

2:00 p.m. Burnurwurbskek Singers with traditional drumming and singing

3:00 p.m. Drawing for the Hudson Museum Friends Maine Indian Basket Raffle. This year’s basket is by Gabe Frey, Passamaquoddy.

Something for everyone!

New items by date.

For more info, please call 581-1904.