Open Beading Circle with Thomas Stillday

Next session will be announced this fall.
No fee. Drop-in, only; no registration necessary.

All ages and all skill levels welcome.
Bring your own project and supplies.
Not sure where to begin? Bring your ideas and receive guidance before you start your project.

On Thomas Stillday:

Master Beaderwork Artist and Exhibiting Artist Thomas Stillday (Red Lake Nation – Obaashing Community) received a 2022 First People’s Fund “Cultural Capital Fellowship.” The FPF fellowships are designed for artists and culture bearers who are deeply rooted in their communities and are committed to passing on ancestral knowledge and cultural practices within their tribal communities. Their work exemplifies the rich cultural diversity and highly sophisticated nature of Indigenous art practices today.

Stillday has devoted himself to designing, creating, and advancing his skills and visibility for 40 years. His progression as a beading artist began at age 13 with instruction from his grandmother. While he has developed his own distinct and personal style of work, his art honors the traditional beading techniques, designs and concepts given to him by his elders. His commitment to ‘making’ is important to the collective voice and continuing history of the Ojibwe cultural arts.

View Stillday’s 2020 Watermark exhibit “Wezhichigewaad” →

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