The Aware ’22 Exhibition features artwork that honors our local Native American populations as well as a large community art installation called The Feather Project.

Over 1400 feathers have been created and mailed from all over the US to honor both survivors of the Indian Boarding School program and to memorialize those who did not survive their boarding school experience.

  • Opening Reception: Nov. 4, 6-8 pm with guest speaker Nikki Bass of the Nansemond Indian Nation
  • Closing Speaker and Artist Talks: Nov. 13, 2-4 pm with guest speaker Joanne Faulkner, family member of a boarding school survivor
  • The exhibition is on display and open to the public Tuesday-Friday 10 am- 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday 12-4 pm

Join The Feather Project by making a paper feather to add to our community art installation.
Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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