Artist Demonstration by Elizabeth James-Perry ("Seeping In")
Mead Art Museum (41 Quadrangle Dr, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)
Artist Demonstration: Elizabeth James Perry (Friday, Oct. 20, 1-3 PM)
Join Elizabeth James-Perry at the Mead Art Museum for a special artist demonstration. James-Perry's multifaceted creative practices, which draw from traditional knowledge and contemporary art, often incorporating materials she has grown or harvested herself, are highlighted in the current Mead exhibition Seeping In: Elizabeth James-Perry (through Jan. 7). During the session, the artist will be seated in the Rotherwas Room in the museum, working on a new artwork and answering audience questions in a casual, drop-in-drop-out format.
Elizabeth James-Perry is an enrolled member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah). The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) recently named her a National Heritage Fellow for lifetime achievement in folk and traditional arts, and she is also the subject of Double Arrows, another current exhibition at the Tufts Art Galleries in Boston.