Guest Artists: Ponca Tribe
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska has been creating works of art in a series of meetings called The Healing Arts. They have a rich history of restoring, preserving, and protecting their culture and customs through educational opportunities and programming at several different locations across the state. Various art forms were available weekly to tribal members and their children, family members, and friends. The participation was joyful, very heartfelt, and always memorable. They discussed memories and music from their past, technology, family dynamics and parenting roles, and applied these ideas to their artistic selves using painting, sculpting, jewelry, essential oils, nature bundles, and writing. Parts of this project were displayed in the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska office at 1701 E Street. Facilitators of the group: Jenika Long, Mary Robertson, and Jolene John-Beckstrom.
Guest Artist: Annie West
In looking for a way to use my spare time and be creative, I started making jewelry. I found that this pastime helped me focus on something other than my crazy monkey mind. I started going to garage sales and second hand stores searching for broken and discarded jewelry that I could make into something new. I’ve made unique bracelets and necklaces that are truly one of a kind.