Aln8baw8zow8ganal: Splendid Clothes, Splendid Traditions, the gallery’s first exhibit, will feature clothing and accessories as well as paintings and photographs through July 15.
Aln8baw8zow8ganal (al-non-ba-won-zo-won-gan-al) is the Abenaki word for traditionally made clothing; literally translated as Indian clothes.
Making and wearing regalia is a highly visible way of communicating identity and of connecting to tradition; many Native-themed arts revolve around regalia.
The exhibit of regalia, accessories, paintings and photographs will include work from New England artists: Monica Alexander, Rhonda Besaw, Natalie Holt Breen, Andy Bullock, Chris Bullock, Liz Charlebois, Darryl Peasley, Tammy Bucchino, Annie Holt and Pam Tarbell.
Admission to the gallery is free. (Visit the MKIM website for museum admission prices.)
The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum serves as an educational and cultural center connecting visitors with Native American culture, past and present, and to encourage respect for our environment. Nancy Jo Chabot is the museum curator. For more info, visit: www.indianmuseum.org or contact Executive Director Lynn Clark, (603) 456-3244.
Note: The “8” in “Aln8baw8zow8ganal” represents a unique sound of Abenaki language we do not have in English. It represents a nasalized, unrounded ‘o’.
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