In a Swan Song

  In a Swan Song  Surrender is the only answer to a swan song. It holds a venerable cadence that is impossible to disregard- even in the everything of the struggles before its crooning reverberations echoed relentlessly against the bone guardians surrounding the heart- now helpless to its regal landing of one returning home to

Wazhashk (aka Muskrat) Love

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Morning Ardor

March 28

Morning Ardor Spectacular Departure March 28 Photographs are my way to remember like visual notes intended to inform the artwork I make.  I have a camera with me at all times in case I see something magical or intriguing. I almost never plan trips to photograph but save thousands of images to root through. My

Paper Tube Flowers

Paper Tube Flowers

ONLINE UPCYCLED ART PROJECTS SERIES Make art from items you have around the house!  First in the series…toilet paper tube flowers, just in time for spring! SUPPLIES: 2 toilet paper tubes Cardboard egg carton Exacto knife Scissors Pencil Ruler White glue or glue gun Acrylic paints Paintbrush Step 1: Paint tubes green. Step 2: Divide

The Origin

The Misi-ziibi, is an ever-present powerful spirit always in my peripheral. Now with ice breaking and the sky able to admire its reflection again I realized my Big River Continuum creative journey needs to be here right now in conversation and communion with the headwaters, Misi-ziibi starting places.

Flu Season Closures and Cancellations

VIRTUAL WATERMARK: My Misi-ziibi Detour blog by Karen Goulet, Wezhichigewaad exhibit by Thomas Stillday, The Unchosen Ones exhibit by RJ Kern, Art@Home Online classes with Jill Oakes, and Bemidji Youth Exhibits. Message from the Executive Director → Watermark Art Center and all activities scheduled in the Center location are closed to the public until further

Bird detail on leather bag-Tom Stillday

“Wezhichigewaad” – Thomas Stillday, Master Bead Artist

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: March 6 – May 30, 2020.
Artist Demonstration: April 25, 12-3pm.
Thomas comes from a family of “Makers” and his art honors the traditional designs and knowledge that have been gifted to him by his elders. However, as a true artist, he has been pushing the designs into new compositions and colors that keep the visual language fresh and contemporary