Date: Thursday, February 28
Time: 6 p.m.
Place: Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Ave N, downtown Bemidji.

PLEASE NOTE: This event was has been rescheduled to Feb 28 at 6 p.m. It was previously published as Feb 6 but had to be changed due to weather concerns.

“Picking Sweetgrass with Ma” is an artist talk that tells the story of Josephine Robinson, Ojibwe Black Ash basket maker and grandmother of Kent Estey. Josephine Robinson lived on the White Earth Reservation during the time when native traditions and culture were banned and getting an education meant boarding school. She was one of the first Ojibwe people to go to the Carlisle boarding school.

Kent Estey will share her story from articles and recordings from the 1960’s and 70’s. Examples of her basketry will be on display, as well as a collage piece Kent created for the Madwewe exhibit.