An egg-shaped basket is shown on a dark background, woven with dyed black ash and metallic materials.

Kelly Church (Odawa & Pottawatomi, Gun Lake Band). Sustaining Traditions — Digital Memories, 2018. Black ash, sweetgrass, Ritdye, copper, vial EAB, and flash drive with black ash teachings. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Richard Church, Odawa & Pottawatomi. © Kelly Church

Member Exhibition Opening: An Interwoven Legacy

Friday, Aug 27, 2021
5:00 pm — 8:00 pm

UPDATE: Based on current CDC guidelines, a cash bar will not be offered at this event. Complimentary treats will be available to take on your way out.

Members, Donor Circle, Corporate Partners, and Sponsors, please join us during special extended hours for an exclusive preview of An Interwoven Legacy: The Black Ash Basketry of Kelly Church and Cherish Parrish before it opens to the public. Explore the galleries and hear from GRAM’s knowledgeable docents who will be stationed throughout the exhibition from 5 – 8 pm.

Please note: programming at GRAM is running with enhanced safety measures, including face covering requirements regardless of vaccination status, regular sanitization and cleaning, and restricting the sharing of tools/​materials among participants. Masks will be available for those who do not have one.

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