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August 1-October 31, 2015


New Exhibit:

Protection and Warmth


Opening Reception August 1, 1pm-3pm


Painting by Francine Poitras Jones

Clothing keeps us warm and protects us from the

elements.  Explore the evolution of Native American

clothing in New England from pre-contact times to

the 21st century.

Featured artists include: Rhonda Besaw, Gerry Biron,

Carolyn Hunt, Francine Poitras Jones, Lori Lambert,

Julia Marden, TK Matthews, Liz Charlebois, Chris Bullock

and Fred Wiseman.

Guest curated by Vera Longtoe Sheehan. 

Chief's coat with beaded herons by Rhonda Besaw


Saturday August 1, 2015, 1pm-3pm


Exhibit Opening

Reception for

Protection and Warmth

with guest curator Vera Longtoe Sheehan


and Book Signing for

Wabanaki Blues

with author Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

Mona Lisa LaPierre is a 17-year-old

Native American/French Canadian

blues musician who becomes embroiled

in the unsolved murder case of another

musical teen killed at her Hartford high

school 20 years ago. When Mona's parents

send her to live with her grandfather in

rustic New Hampshire, she derives insights

about the murder, her music, & her place

in the universe. Mona learns that to achieve

what she most wants, she must sacrifice

what she most loves.

Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel is a citizen of

the Mohegan Tribe of Indians of Connecticut.

Everyone is welcome

at this Free event!


Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10am-3pm


Twining Class(flat bag)

with Julia Marden


Twined flat bag by Julia Marden


Julia returns to teach twining a flat bag. 

See Julia's website for information about

twining and more examples of her work:

Cost: $30 Members, $45 Non-members

includes materials


For more information about these events

please call 603-456-2600

or email

Please consider joining us as an MKIM event volunteer.

Click here to see event volunteer position descriptions.

To become a volunteer: contact MKIM’s Volunteer Coordinator

at 603-456-2600, x227 or email