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Gallery Reception – Margaret Jacobs: Shape of a Memory
October 13 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree
The Red Mill Gallery hosts Margaret Jacobs’ most recent exhibit of sculpture and jewelry
September 27 through November 29, 2023
Opening Reception: Friday, October 13 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Born and raised in northern New York, Margaret Jacobs is an enrolled member of the Akwesasne Mohawk Tribe. Jacobs is a 2018 awardee from the Rebecca Blunk Fund through New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), a 2019 recipient of the Artist in Business Leadership Award through the First Peoples Fund, and a 2022 United States Artist Fellowship Nominee.
Jacobs has participated in several artist residencies including at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Sante Fe, NM, Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, MN and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT where she received a Native American Fellowship through the Harpo Foundation. She has shown her work internationally including shows at the Boise Art Museum in Idaho; the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA and 516 arts in Albuquerque, NM. Her work has been featured in print and online press including at mic.com in the article 11 Native American Artists Whose Work Redefines What it Means to be American and the Art New England feature, 10 Emerging New England Artists.
Jacobs attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where she graduated with high honors for her thesis work and received the Perspectives on Design (POD) award. She is a metalsmith known for her sculpture, jewelry and drawings and she uses all three approaches to explore the tension and harmony between natural and man-made, often intermingling unexpected and contradicting materials to explore those relationships.