The Region 2 Arts Council and Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council recently awarded nearly $6,000 to enrolled tribal members or their descendants creating art in the region.
The program is supported by a McKnight Foundation grant to fund supplies, equipment and other art-related expenses for tribal members or descendants living in the northwest Minnesota area.
Therese Brown was awarded $1,000 to create Berries of the Ojibwe, a series of works made of porcupine quillwork on birchbark and leather and she will also teach quillwork to a new student each month.
Desiree Stillday was awarded $1,000 to purchase supplies such as beads, leather, bead findings, and material to create beadwork for sale.
Veronica Veaux was awarded $997 to purchase materials for making ribbon skirts.
Sharon Nordrum was awarded $942 to purchase photographic equipment and supplies to help her create a series of photos that highlight and honor the Anishinaabeg relationship to Animosh (dog).
Donelle Omer was awarded $1,000 to purchase a laptop for writing, building a functional website, and indexing an existing body of work.
Jessica Dretsch was awarded $949 to purchase materials and supplies to create paintings and multimedia works of art.