Image courtesy of PAFA.
Image courtesy of PAFA.

We Are the Seeds Reception + Between Two Rivers Printing Workshop

November 23, 2019–from 2:00 to 5:00pm

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 23, 2019
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
John and Richanda Rhoden Arts Center
118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Performance and Reception:
Saturday, November 23, 2019
3:30 – 5:00 pm
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Join Urie Ridgeway (Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape), Paula Mirabal (Taos Pueblo), and Tailinh Agoyo (Narragansett) for this panel discussion at PAFA focused on the importance of land and water to Indigenous people past and present. The panelists will also discuss environmental issues Indigenous communities are facing today. Urie and Paula will focus on their homelands and their community’s successes and challenges, while Tailinh will share about her photo series, The Warrior Project, which tells the story of Indigenous children’s concern for the future of their homelands and waterways. Following the discussion, We Are the Seeds dance troupe will perform and renowned artist Tchin will speak to the significance of wampum jewelry, which will also be available for purchase.
After the panel and performance, a special reception will be held at FWM from 3:30-5:00 pm. Located just a short walk from PAFA, all are welcome to come and see Echoes and Reverberations—an exhibition featuring works by five former FWM Artists-in-Residence who chose to amplify aspects of their Native American heritage such that they resonate in our current lives— then head to the print studios to enjoy refreshments and create a screenprint with imagery inspired by the day’s programming. The printing workshop, Between Two Rivers: Screenprinting Philadelphia's Native Plants, Trees, and Lost Waterways, invites participants to use screenprinting to map a personal memory or new vision of Philadelphia. Leave with an organic cotton totebag with a multilayered, screenprinted image.