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* Shoreline Gallery features SQ3Tsya'yay: Weaver's Spirit Power - Coast Salish Fiber Weaving

Thursday, October 15 - 3:30pm, Gallery
Talk with Dr. Susan (sa 'nLa mitSa) Pavel
The First Nations Club will honor Dr. Pavel with a gift at the lecture.

The College Gallery at Shoreline Community College presents SQ3T sya’yay: Weaver’s Spirit Power – Coast Salish Fiber Weaving by Susan Pavel through October 26, 2009.  Pavel apprenticed under master Coast Salish weaver and Skokomish Tribal member subiyay Bruce Miller for six years.  Pavel’s exhibit displays unique fiber regalia and blankets woven in the Coast Salish tradition. 

Coast Salish blankets and clothing are woven using a variety of animal and plant fibers such as mountain goat wool, dog hair, Indian hemp, fireweed, cattail, and cedar bark. Oregon grape, stinging nettle, various lichens and alder bark are some of the plants used to create the colors used in dying wool. Coast Salish people regard woven items as a symbol of great wealth and status. During ceremonial occasions objects of wealth are given as gifts to honor and continue the cycle of giving.

The College Gallery is located in the 1000 Building on the south end of campus, near the main entrance.  The college is located at 16101 Greenwood Avenue North, west of Aurora Avenue and just north of Seattle city limits.

                                                       Donna Myers/PIO

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