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Evening Program at Salt Pond Visitor Center - Coastal Resources and Native Motifs in Traditional Wampanoag Arts with Elizabeth James-Perry

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Date: July 30, 2014
Contact: Sue Haley, 508-255-3421

Join Southern New England artist Elizabeth James-Perry at 7 PM on Tuesday, August 5 at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham for a one-hour presentation focusing on Native American adornment and material culture including traditional weaving and the coastal artistic tradition of wampum. Elizabeth, who is of Aquinnah Wampanoag heritage, will show some of her wild-harvested fibers, woven pouches, and wampum.

Much of Elizabeth James-Perry’s work focuses on early contact period Northeastern Woodlands Algonquian material culture including natural dyeing, Native textile arts and wampum design. Her recent projects have been supported by the New England Foundation of the Arts, Native Art Program. Elizabeth has represented Wampanoag traditions by speaking and contributing to exhibits at Salt Pond Visitor Center, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Aquinnah Cultural Center among others. Her education includes formal training at the Rhode Island School of Design and she holds a degree in Marine Biology from the University of Massachusetts.

This program is part of the annual “Tuesday Evening Series” at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. Held weekly at 7 PM in July and August in the air-cooled comfort of the visitor center auditorium, programs focus on the diverse natural and cultural resources on the Outer Cape and are suitable for all ages. Programs are free of charge and accessible. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, with staff to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items. For more information about the seashore’s programs, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/caco.  


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