Folk and Traditional Arts
ACHF Cultural Heritage
Leah Yellowbird will learn traditional beadwork designs from artists in the eleven different Native nations of Minnesota. Success will be tracked through video and photo documentation and measured by completion of design studies and final beaded works for exhibition. 2: Exhibit attendees will recognize the similarities and differences of beadwork designs of the eleven federally recognized Native nations in Minnesota. Comment board at each exhibit will record attendees' reactions to the exhibit. This feedback will be photographed and compiled in a summary document.
Leah Yellowbird met with artists from the eleven different Native nations of Minnesota and created a beadwork piece reflecting each tribe. The eleven completed works were exhibited and photo-documented. 2: Exhibit attendees recognized similarities and differences between the beadwork designs of the eleven Native nations in Minnesota. The artist and exhibit staff gathered comments and feedback from exhibit attendees and documented the reactions and reflections shared.
Other, local or private
Folk and Traditional Arts
Yellowbird will visit the eleven federally recognized Native nations in Minnesota to study traditional beadwork designs and create new beaded works representing designs from each of the eleven communities.
Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre
Rae French: International programs and study abroad coordinator, University of Minnesota Crookston; Karen Goulet: Artist, coordinator of the Gizhiigin Arts Accelerator program of the White Earth Nation; Sarah Larsson: Outreach and development director at the Somali Museum of Minnesota; Sowah Mensah: Ethnomusicologist, composer, and master drummer; music professor at Macalester and St. Thomas; Jeffrey Meyer: Music professor at Concordia College, Moorhead; leader of study abroad trips; Angela Robins: Woodworker and boat builder; Arts Board grantee; Mai Vang: Founder of Hmong Museum; collections manager at Minnesota Museum of American Art