A master palmetto basket weaver and cultural preservationist of the United Houma Nation, Janie Verret Luster is widely recognized for her coiled half-hitch baskets, made using an intricate weaving technique lost to the Houma for a generation. Luster will discuss palmetto basket weaving using examples currently on view in “Core Memory: Louisiana Native American Basketry” exhibition at the Newcomb Art Musem, followed by a hands-on workshop where participants will learn techniques of this unique process. This event is free to the public and all materials are included, but the workshop requires advanced registration, as space is limited to 12 workshop participants. Weather permitting, the workshop will be outdoors — please bring a hat and/or sunglasses. Water will be provided.
The workshop will immediately follow an artist talk by Ms. Luster about her cultural and artistic practice. There is no registration required for the artist talk, only for the workshop.