October 4, 2023 – Sarah Sockbeson, Littlefield Gallery Sculptor-in-Residence
Each year the Department of Art hosts a professional sculptor for the Littlefield Gallery Sculptor-in-Residence Program. This year’s Sculptor-in-Residence will be Sarah Sockbeson. While on campus October 4-5, Sockbeson will meet with sculpture students and deliver a public presentation. She will also gift an original artwork to the Hudson Museum.
Sockbeson’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, October 4 at 5pm in the Hudson Museum, Collins Center for the Arts.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
Sarah Sockbeson creates traditional, yet contemporary, brown ash and sweetgrass baskets. She is part of a new generation of basketmakers who’ve pushed the boundaries of Wabanaki cultural art to an exciting new level. With her contemporary and visionary approach, she seeks to not only protect and preserve a precious & culturally important art form, but to break apart stereotypes, to educate, and produce works that represent her own unique perspective as a modern Native artist living in today’s world.