About the Class
The Lenape are the indigenous people of eastern Pennsylvania, southern New York, New Jersey, and northern Delaware. Join two councilmembers of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania for a discussion on craft and art in Lenape culture, both historically and in contemporary times. Clan Mother Teri Hislop will explore how Lenape crafting techniques and materials can be used to illustrate and educate in a timeless way, connecting us with the ancestors while addressing and reinforcing our living culture. Chief Adam Waterbear DePaul will discuss his curation of Lenape exhibits as well as problematic representations in galleries, film, and other media.
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Barnes classes will:
- Increase your understanding of art-related concepts.
- Increase the ways you think critically about art.
- Improve your ability to communicate about art.
- Deepen your appreciation for cultures and histories outside your own.
Hislop is a clan mother of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, where she serves as Keeper of Traditional Craft. She teaches the Lenape language and holds knowledge of Lenape arts and culture with a focus on the intergenerational transfer of knowledge, including beading, fiber arts, woodcarving, and food preservation. She earned a BFA from the University of Illinois and an MA from New Jersey City University.
Adam Waterbear DePaul
DePaul is a chief of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, where he serves as Tribal Storykeeper and director of education. He is a PhD candidate at Temple University and a scholar-in-residence at Arcadia University, where he teaches classes in world mythology, Lenape legends, and punk rock. DePaul co-curates the Lenape Cultural Center in Easton, PA, and organized the exhibition Enduring Presence 2022: Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania Art at Haverford College.
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