Ongoing and Limited Engagement Exhibits


North East Woodland Fiber Art

Opens May1, 2014 - On Going

Discover  hidden secrets of New England Native people as you explore traditional fiber arts that were once used  to create their cloths and containers. Learn how one family in the Northeast has continued this tradition unbroken for generations.  Explore plant materials that were and are still used to create soft twine woven bags, baskets and containers. See contemporary baskets made by Jessee Lawyer, Julia Marden and Vera Longtoe Sheehan, side by side with photos documenting how it is done by Lina Longtoe.   Guest curated by Vera Longtoe  Sheehan

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Mt. Kersage Indian Museum

18 Highlawn Road ~ Warner, NH


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2009 - On Going

The Contact of Cultures exhibit, reflects the maritime skills and traditions of the regions first people and the pivotal expedition of Samuel de Champlain in 1609.  Lake Champlain's first navigators are represented by a dugout canoe, full sized and miniature birch bark canoes, and some of the tools used to make them, an array of canoe paddles, as well as traditional fishing net, hooks and sinkers.


Abenaki historian Frederick M. Wiseman, Ph.D. worked with his students and with a professional armorer to provide replicas of the armor, helmets, and other equipment used on the Champlain expedition. El-nu Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe and Vera Longtoe created replicas of fishing lures, hooks, sinkers, and net used by Native people in the seventeenth century.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

Basin Harbor Rd., Vergenes, VT

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All Of My Relations

Opens August 1, 2014 ~ Mt. Kersarge Indian Museum

18 Highlawn Road ~ Warner,


The phrase "All Of My Relations" expresses a Native American view of all things being related - plants, animals, water & spirits. Through this exhibit the artists honor all faces and effigies in the Abenaki world.  This exhibit features both traditional and contemporary pieces. Some of the material used in this exhibit are birch bark, soapstone,  shell, paints & fabric


Featured Artists include:

Rhonda Beesaw, Carolyn Black Hunt, Sherry Gould, Rich Hunt, Jessee Lawyer, Jesse Larroque, Lina Longtoe, Takara Mathews,, Linda Longtoe Sheehean, Roger Longtoe Sheehan , Jim Taylor and
Vera Longtoe Sheehan Artist and Guest Curator






Twisted Path III: Questions of Balance

February 6 through December 27, 2014

An Invitational Contemporary Art Show

Twisted Path III: Questions of Balance invites you to experience Native American concerns about the environment through the medium of contemporary art. It does not present answers about resource use, colonial oppression or cultural connections to place but asks you to consider these issues in your own context, and challenges you to create your own solutions.

"Twisted Path III conjures up the concept of “balance” as it pertains to being a tribal person living in various societies here on our Mother Earth. " -Rick Hunt, Abenaki, Guest Curator



Featured Artists:

Gina Brooks, Maliseet

Gabriel Frey, Passamaquoddy

Nicholas Galanin, Tlingit/Aleut

Shan Goshorn, Cherokee

Rick Hunt, Abenaki

Patricia Michaels, Taos Pueblo

Shane Perley-Dutcher, Maliseet

Vera Longtoe Sheehan, Abenaki

Will Wilson, Diné

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Recent Limited Engagement Exhibits

Institute For

American Indian Studies

March to May 31, 2013


IAIS is proud to highlight the twined basketry of Vera Longtoe Sheehan (Elnu Abenaki) for the months of April and May. Vera's journey as a fiber artist began at childhood when her father taught her how to harvest and extract the plant fibers she uses to create twined bags, textiles, sandals and containers in the way that her family has for countless generations.

38 Curtis Road ~ Washington, CT 06793






Mt. Kearsarge

Indian Museum

Opens May 1, 2013

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The Container Exhibit, " Will featured native artists as they interpret their traditions.  The same will do very traditional ash and sweet grass baskets as well as experiment with new materials."

18 Highlawn Road ~ Warner, NH







"Reading Native Art,"

August 1 - October 31, 2013

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18 Highlawn Road ~ Warner, NH



















Boston Children's Museum

June 7 - September 9, 2012