Photographer Tom Jones's Encountering Cultures series captures the Rendezvous, historical reenactments of the French fur trade in North America. This subculture has utilized and adopted the material culture of Native Americans, often posing and presenting themselves dressed as Indians. Through turning the camera lens back on these reenactors, Jones explores their romanticization of Native American life. The exhibition includes a group of related vintage photographs from Jones's personal collection (tomjoneshochunk.com).
Free Exhibition Events:
Opening Reception: Friday, March 9, 5:30–7:30 pm. Artist's talk with Tom Jones beginning at 6:30 pm
Gallery Talk: Sunday, March 18, 2–3:30 pm. A free presentation entitled "Reenacting the Past," with Villa Louis Historic Site director Michael Douglass and Isaac Walters, a history teacher and fur trade era reenactor.