Champlain College student develops Abenaki artist app

Champlain College senior Dustin Lapierre has designed a new android device application called Vermont Abenaki Artists Association released by the Google Play store.

A computer science and innovation major with a minor in foreign languages, Lapierre said the project was a perfect fit for his skills and interests. “I was very excited to get a chance to work with the Abenaki tribe of Vermont in creating a new avenue for them to introduce their culture to the public,” he said. Lapierre had previously worked with desktop apps and he accepted the challenge to develop a phone app.

Vera Longtoe Sheehan, director of the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, explained that the app will offer content about our current and future exhibits to the public. It contains photos and descriptions of current Abenaki exhibitions, works of art, important regalia and related videos. Information: abenakiart.org.

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