Cultural Center Presents Family Exhibits
Hottinger Family July 19th 2009
The Cultural Center and Museum had two family exhibits this summer. Celebrating Art as a Family Experience entitled “Traditions”. The idea for the shows came from Mary Babic and Jessicca Hoover since both of them already had a family member on permanent display in the museum. The thought of showcasing the entire family’s talent into one big show quickly turned into just that:
The Hottinger show opened July 19th at 5:00pm in the museum and featured pieces from Denise Wallace, David Wallace, Dawn Wallace, Peggy McDaniel, Jenny Baily, Mary Babic, Christine Babic and Cecily Hottinger. They each showcased their unique talents that included scrimshaw silver smiting beadwork drawings, paintings, fur clothing form seal and sea otter. The show was a success, with a nice spread of food prepared by Jessicca Hoover with homemade salsa and guacamole dips.
The Hoover show opened on August 13, at 5:00pm and showcased 14 of the family members. John and Barbara Hoover, who founded the family and their children Mark Hoover, Martha Vlasoff, Tony Hoover, Grace Hoover, Jane Allen, Anna Hoover, Jessicca Hoover, Danaya Hoover, James Allen, Elaina Allen, Kiel Jones and Ryleigh Jones. Their unique Art included carving, painting, photos, quilting, jewelry, ceramics, a family recipe of kippered red salmon and pickled fish, weaving, and crocheting to add to the Hoover flavor.
Thank you to all of you that attended the openings, and for supporting the Ilanka Center. The Hoover show will show until the 15th of September.
Also Larue Barns put up an exhibit on subsistence life that showcases Tribal elders and how subsistence had reflected their lives. You can see photos and read recipes, and stories from that era!