Sculptor in residence, Wabanaki basketmaker delivering talk Oct. 4

This year’s Littlefield Gallery sculptor in residence, Penobscot artist Sarah Sockbeson, will deliver a free illustrated lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Hudson Museum at the Collins Center of the Arts. 

Sockbeson creates contemporary brown ash and sweetgrass baskets using traditional techniques and materials. She seeks to protect and preserve an endangered Wabanaki art form. She also strives to break apart stereotypes, educate and produce works that represent her own unique perspective as a modern Native artist.

As part of the Sculptor-in-Residence Program, Sockbeson will also meet with University of Maine sculpture students and give original artwork to the Hudson Museum.

Kelly and Jane Littlefield, owners of the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, Maine, established the Sculptor-in-Residence Program in 2015. Visit the Department of Art website for more information on the program and Sockbeson.