Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Local Art Seen: American Indian Artist Leah Yellowbird Spreads Her Wings

If you've never been to an art show or event at the Gimaajii Mino-Bimaadiziyaan American Indian Center then it's time you put this on your radar. Located on Second Street in the former Y, there seems to be an ongoing swirl of activity here that is worth noting. Leah Yellowbird's art show last Friday was only the latest. 

In addition to inconceivably detailed beadwork, the American Indian artist showed varieties of other creative expressions utilizing porcupine quills and other natural materials. Here are some images from this event. In addition to beautifully intricate art, we shared music, food and the the fellowship of new friends.

Detailed close up of beadwork.
Each bead in the cherries of this piece represents a documented death on the Trail of Tears.

Thank you, Leah, for sharing your work last week and to the AICHO for giving the arts a home.

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