Archive | October, 2014

New Changing Exhibit Opens November 4, 2014

28 Oct

shawl exhibit flyer

The Healing Through Culture and Art Shawl Collection Opens November 4, 2014 and runs through February 28, 2015. The collection was created by Suzanne L. Cross, ACSW, LMSW, PhD, LLC (Bneshiinh kwe-Birdwoman) Associate Professor Emeritus – School of Social Work – MSU. This collection was created with a cultural approach to increase awareness and emphasize cardiac health and care. The artist is a member and elder of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan. She is also an open heart surgery survivor. The 13 shawls in this exhibit were created in recognition of the 13 moons from the Anishinabe Creation Story. Each shawl has its own story designed to encourage American Indian women to recognize the value of changing lifeways to prolong and save lives.

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