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Bennington, Vermont, 05201
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The Bennington Center for the Arts boasts seven large galleries which are home to temporary exhibitions by many of the finest representational artists from around the country, as well as an extensive collection of wildlife art, paintings by Eric Sloane and detailed wooden bird carvings by Floyd Scholz. In addition, The Bennington Center for the Arts houses a covered bridge museum, a collection of Native American artifacts and art works, studio space, and a lovely 320 seat theater equipped with a world class Fazioli piano.

Native American Arts

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Zuni Fetish - Wolves

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Zuni Fetish - Wolves


Jet and Alabaster Wolves with Medicine bundle

Wolves often symbolize teachers or pathfinders, the sharing of your knowledge, a never ending journey.

Artist: Jasper Prudia Quam

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Tied to the back of many fetishes are medicine bundles with sinew. Coral in the bundle represents ocean life, blue represents birds, black represents night creatures, brown is earth, and white is winter. Some fetishes have an inlaid stone arrow. It is called a lifeline or a heart line. Beginning at the mouth where breath gives life, it points to the soul where faith and inner strength preside. The arrow that is placed on the fetish is given for protection and good luck. Zuni fetishes are not manufactured nor are they produced on demand. Each carving is a handmade work of art.