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DCAD opening ‘The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread’ as part of Art Loop on Aug. 2

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Amazonia is losing many of its indigenous cultures along with the deep knowledge and wisdom these cultures have of the interconnectedness of nature. The Ese'Eja, which live largely in Peru and Bolivia, are one of the few extant foraging societies of this area. 

The traveling exhibition “The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread,” opening at DCAD on Aug. 2, will explore the life of this society through photographs, daguerreotypes and artifacts. The images were made by University of Delaware MFA graduate Andrew Bale and University of Delaware photography faculty Jon Cox. The items were curated by Dr. Monica Dominguez Torres and Dr. Vicki Cassman, also University of Delaware faculty members.

The show illustrates a worldview, a way of life and a heritage. It also illustrates the contemporary challenges facing these resilient people.

“Connected by A Thread” will open in DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery – located at 600 N. Market St. in downtown Wilmington – as part of Art Loop Wilmington from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. It will continue on view from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays through Aug. 15.

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For more information, contact Susan Coulby, DCAD director of public relations, at scoulby@dcad.edu or 302-983-5710.

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