Transcending Traditions

Transcending Traditions

The Next Generation and Wabanaki Basketry

Transcending Traditions features five contemporary Wabanaki basketmakers who represent the next generation: Jeremy Frey, Ganessa Bryant, Sarah Sockbeson, George Neptune and Eric “Otter” Bacon.

Each of these artists was commissioned to create a masterwork for the exhibit section that showcases their work. This piece along with other baskets made by the artist from private and institutional collections traces how his or her work has evolved. Each exhibit section also features a basket made by the person who taught them how to make baskets. Transcending Traditions explores the new directions that these innovative artists are taking the tradition in the face of environmental and economic challenges.

Brought to You By

Transcending Traditions is supported by the National Museum of American Indian’s Indigenous Contemporary Art Program.

This exhibit is a collaboration between the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance and the Hudson Museum.

Ganessa Bryant George Neptune
Jeremy Frey Sarah Sockbeson
Eric 'Otter' Bacon