Franconia presents their first Dinner & Discussion of 2023 with Maggie Thompson ahead of her exhibition "Loves Me, Loves Me Not".
Editor's Note: This virtual talk has been rescheduled from Jan 24th to April 4th.
Join Franconia Sculpture Park and Maggie Thompson at 6pm on Tuesday, April 4 for a “Dinner & Discussion” lecture on Facebook Live. Click here to access the Facebook Live.
Thompson's upcoming show Loves Me, Loves Me Not opens on January 28, 2023 in the Mardag Gallery in the Franconia Commons. Loves Me, Loves Me Not is an exploration of the personal and universal experience of loss, grief, and love. Through Thompson’s multidisciplinary practice, she expands various textile traditions’ inherited ways of being and becoming.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Maggie Thompson (Fond du Lac Ojibwe) holds a BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design. Selected for the 2023 Renwick Invitational at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Thompson has recently exhibited at the Plains Art Museum and Minnesota Textile Center. Her recent solo exhibitions include Just Friends at Bockley Gallery (2022) and Dakobijige / She Ties Things Together at the Watermark Center in Bemidji, Minnesota (2021). She has been awarded grants from the Jerome Foundation, The Minnesota State Arts Board, and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, and her work is collected by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Minnesota Historical Society, among other public institutions.
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