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Columbia Plateau Twine Weaving Traditions

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Artist Tammie Dupuis. COURTESY BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

Artist Tammie Dupuis. COURTESY BRIDGEHAMPTON MUSEUM

authorStaff Writer on Sep 19, 2023

​The Bridgehampton Museum welcomes artist Tammie Dupuis to the Nathaniel Rogers House on Friday, September 22, at 3 p.m. for this year’s final “Upon This Ground — Art | Community | Discussion” workshop, a collaboration with Ma’s House and BIPOC Studio and its founder, artist Jeremy Dennis.

The workshop, “Columbia Plateau Twine Weaving Traditions,” will explore the history and traditional weaving practices of Indigenous people living in the eastern Washington, northern Oregon and western Idaho regions. After a brief discussion, participants will learn to weave their own vessel using traditional methods and natural materials.

Dupuis is the third and final 2023 artist to lead a workshop for this groundbreaking collaborative series, closing out a year of programs focused on community building, personal storytelling and self-discovery through the arts.

Artist Tammie Dupuis was born and raised in Northwestern Montana, on the Flathead Reservation, and describes her work as inter-cultural due to her mixed heritage. Her father was Qlispe’a and Seli’š and her mother was the daughter of non-Indigenous settlers who moved to the reservation in the 1920s.

“I explore concepts and themes that are situated in the in-between places in which these cultural experiences meet,” said Dupuis. “I look for common spaces between to allow my viewers access in ways that make sense to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous viewers.”

“I investigate the themes visibility/invisibility and recognizability/unrecognizability through my intercultural lens. I am interested in pushing against the invisibility of the Indigenous body in this country and the stereotypical assumptions of what Indigenous work should look like,” Dupuis continued. “I’m also interested in exploring and making visible the problematic history of Indigenous people in the U.S. in a way that is accessible to both an Indigenous and non-Indigenous audience.”

The cost of the workshop is $20 ($15 for Bridgehampton Museum members). Register at events@bhmuseum.org, UTG-Dupuis-Workshop.eventbrite.com or call 631-537-1088. The workshop will be held at Nathaniel Rogers House, 2539 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton.

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