Exhibition Talk: Recovery and Renewal of Myaamia Ribbonwork
peepankišaapiikahkia eehkwaatamenki aacimooni (A Ribbonwork Story): Recovery and Renewal of Myaamia Ribbonwork
Artist Scott Shoemaker
Thu, Mar 5 | 5:50–7:05 PM
My work as an artist is about recovery and renewal of the art of Myaamia ribbonwork. As a child, my only exposure to ribbonwork was through old family photographs. My interest in learning ribbonwork coincides with my involvement in the revitalization of the language. Ribbonwork has many parallels with our language in that it is an expression of ancestral knowledge, has suffered a period of dormancy, was scattered to places far away from our community, has been brought out of its dormancy, and is once again a part of how we are as myaamiaki (Miami people).
Thursday, March 5 at 5:50pm to 7:05pm
Miami University Art Museum, Auditorium 801 S Patterson Ave