Wowipitsj are master carvers who preserve and celebrate oral traditions through their art. An exhibition of these carvings and a reception with refreshments and music will be held in The Gallery on March 14th.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 - Thursday, March 14, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free and open to the public.
The carvings in this exhibit have been chosen from more than 2,000 works in the American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas. The collection was donated by the American Crosiers and the Diocese of Agats.
This exhibition is curated by St. Thomas art history graduate student Rachel Simmons. Rachel has worked with curator Julie Risser for two years and is very familiar with the collection. Rachel chose works for this exhibit from the Crosiers' original collection as well as newer acquisitions collected by Julie Risser, Archbishop Alphonse Sowada and the MacMillans. One of Rachel's favorite pieces is a carving by Anton Dapo from the village of Simsagar. The carving is created from a signle piece of wood and depicts people and animals climbing a beringen tree to escape a flood. This carving is the one Rachel chose for publicity.
Please join us Thursday, March 14th beginning at 6 p.m. to enjoy the exhibition, visit with Rachel and Julie Risser and enjoy music and refreshments.
The Gallery is locatedat the east end on the 2nd floor in the new Anderson Student Center on the St. Paul campus.