Saturday, December 8, 2012; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Hudson Museum, University of Maine , Orono, Maine
ORONO, Maine — The University of Maine Hudson Museum’s 18th annual Maine Indian Basketmakers Sale and Demonstration will take place 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Collins Center for the Arts. It will offer an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art, and a chance to learn about Maine Indian culture and traditions. The annual event is free and open to the public.
A collaboration with the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, the sale and demonstration will feature the work of more than 50 artists from Maine’s four tribes — Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Micmac. It is considered the largest holiday gathering of Maine Indian artists in New England, according to Hudson Museum Director Gretchen Faulkner.
Master basketmaker Molly Neptune Parker ([ http://www.arts.gov/honors/
The day also will includes a book reading for children, traditional music, drumming, dancing and talks on Passamaquoddy medicine.
Additional information, including a complete schedule of events, is at http://www.umaine.edu/
To request a disability accommodation, call the museum, 207-581-1904.