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Reclaiming Basketry: Working Through Stigma to Reach Creative Potential
July 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Martha Bird (Minneapolis, MN) will present on basketry as a tool for healing and empowerment in this groundbreaking talk Reclaiming Basketry: Working Through Stigma to Reach Creative Potential, July 13, 2019, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The lecture is included with the cost of admission. Space is limited.
Martha Bird is a Minneapolis-based artist who specializes in traditional and sculptural basketry. Her education as a Public Health Nurse and Board Certified Holistic RN with a Masters in Human Development weaves into her artistic practice. Bird has exhibited regionally and nationally, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Minnesota History Center, as well as a traveling exhibition sponsored by the National Basketry Organization in New Jersey, Washington and Massachusetts. Her work has been acquired by the Minnesota Historical Society.
In 1994, Bird enrolled in her first basket class and fell in love with the materials and wove her way into activity and health after a back injury, two years of prescribed bed rest, and a bout of serious depression. She is a frequent speaker and presenter for both healthcare and arts organizations. She uses her work as a weaver and health professional to encourage a deeper understanding of how creating with one’s hands can enrich our level of well-being. Visit her website at www.marthabirdart.com.