NEWARK — John Low, Ohio State-Newark associate professor and director of Newark Earthworks Center, guest curates a new temporary exhibit featuring Pokagon Potawatomi basket-making at Chicago’s world-renowned Field Museum of Natural History.
Low, an associate professor in comparative studies, is a member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians.
The exhibit, Pokagon Potawatomi Black Ash Baskets: Our Storytellers, explores the artistry, tradition and importance of basket-making among the Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi people, according to a press release from the Field Museum. The baskets have a place of special honor and respect among the Pokagon Potawatomi and are treated as living members of the community.
The revered practice of basket weaving has been threatened during the last century by government policies and the emerald ash borer’s destruction of black ash trees used in basket making. This exhibit tells the story of Pokagon Potawatomi resilience and warns of calamitous impending environmental consequences.
The exhibit will be on display to the public until Feb. 20 in the Field Museum’s Marae Gallery.
Mullady named LMHS Lifetime Achievement Award winner
NEWARK — Licking Memorial Health Systems announced Thomas Mullady, of Newark, is the recipient of its 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award, the top award LMHS confers each year.
The award, created in 1989, recognizes individuals for contributions that reflect the LMHS mission to improve the health of the community.