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October General Meeting: Haida Artists Delores Churchill and Evelyn Vanderhoop

  • Multnomah Arts Center Auditorium 7688 Southwest Capitol Highway Portland, OR, 97219 United States (map)

About the program

CBBG members, friends, and family are invited to a program with Haida master weavers Delores Churchill and Evelyn Vanderhoop. This is a special program, there will be no business meeting.

Churchill, who received a National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts, will present “Basketry to Raven’s Tail,” a retrospective of her work. She weaves baskets, hats, robes, and other regalia. Using such materials as spruce root, cedar bark, wool, and natural dyes, she creates utilitarian and ceremonial objects of unmatched beauty and cultural significance.

Vanderhoop specializes in weaving the chief's robe of the Haida people. She teaches and weaves Raven's Tail (northern geometric weaving) and Naaxiin (Chilkat). She has done extensive research into the history of northern coast robes. She comes from a long line of Haida weavers, including her grandmother Selina Peratrovich and her mother, Delores Churchill.

The meeting will open at 6:30 p.m. with library and social time.  Don't forget to check out the orphan table and material sales.

Delores Churchill

Delores Churchill

Evelyn Vanderhoop

Evelyn Vanderhoop

Who can attend

The Guild's monthly programs are free and open to all Guild members. Guests considering membership are also welcome to attend a program before deciding to join.  Not a member?  Join the Guild today!