Lincoln, (Neb.) - April 23, 1998 - One of the oldest forms of spiritualism is the focus of "The Shamanic Seance of Textiles," Michael Mamp's master's thesis exhibition at the University of Nebraska's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery from April 27 to May 14.
Mamp's exhibit features approximately 17 pieces of art related to shamanism and includes garments, masks, jewelry and baskets in an exhibit described by the artist as "an eclectic, naturalistic representation of color and form."
Mamp said the show would be of special interest to those seeking spirituality answers or individuals who have suffered the loss of loved ones. Shamanism is a religion practiced by people in northern Asia who believe that the good and evil spirits pervading the world can be summoned or heard through inspired priests acting as mediums.
Flutist Rebecca Pontti will provide music at a free reception open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. May 3.
The Hillestad Gallery is on the second floor of the Home
Economics Building on East Campus. There is no admission charge
to the gallery, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday. Weekday parking permits can be obtained by
calling (402) 472-2911.
For questions regarding these releases, contact:
(402) 472-8514, Fax: (402) 472-7825