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Congratulations Theresa!

October 27, 2016

Basket-maker

Theresa at the Maine International Conference on the Arts

Theresa at the Maine International Conference on the Arts. Photo Arthur Fink

In September Maine basket-maker Theresa Secord was recognized in Washington, D.C. as a 2016 National Heritage Fellow. Theresa is one of nine artists who received the nation’s highest honor in traditional arts from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Secord received the award because of her skills using ash and sweetgrass to make Indian baskets, as well as for her role in raising the awareness of the Indian basketmaking tradition within her community and the larger world, said Cliff Murphy, the NEA’s director of folk and traditional arts. “She has been a selfless advocate for other people for a long time,” Murphy said.

Read the entire article from the Portland Press Herald by CLICKING HERE. And, listen to Theresa discuss bringing an ancient art form into the 21st century on this podcast.

Theresa is a long-time friend of the Maine Arts Commission and we are very proud of her accomplishments!

 

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