Reawakening Our Native Roots through the Arts

By Melanie Tallmadge Sainz

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin - Little Eagle Arts Foundation (LEAF) along with its partnering arts organizations throughout Wisconsin will promote and showcase Native American arts. Join us for these events:

Native Art Marketplace at the Driftless Historium Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
- Past, Present, and Future of First Nations Art in Wisconsin, lecture by Kendra Greendeer, LEAF Collections Manager, Friday, June 1, 6:30 pm in Driftless Historium Community Education Room
- The Culture of our Ho-Chunk People, music and dance presentation by Elliot Funmaker and company, Saturday, June 2, 10 am, Driftless Historium  courtyard
- Native Art Marketplace, featured artists include Terri O’Connor (Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican), Christopher Sweet (Ho-Chunk), Karen Ann Ho?man (Oneida), and Melanie Tallmadge Sainz (Ho-Chunk). Saturday and Sunday, June 2 & 3, 10am - 4pm, Driftless Historium Community Education Room and Exhibit  Hall
- Life & Change at the Edge of the Driftless, the unveiling of the Driftless Historium’s permanent exhibit, Saturday and Sunday, June 2 & 3, 10am - 4pm
Location: The Driftless Historium, 100 South Second Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572 (608)437-6486

Exhibits at Native Presence Gallery and Learning Center Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
- LEAF Roster Artist Showcase featuring hands-on family friendly art activities. Memorial Day weekend through June 30th. Gallery hours: Thursday - Sunday, Noon - 7pm.
- Pop Up Show, Oneida Style, the art of award winning artists Dawn Dark Mountain and Karen Ann Ho?man will be featured, June 9 & 10.
Location: Native Presence Gallery, 412 1/2 Broadway, Wisconsin Dells, WI. 53965 (608) 253-4142

Ho-Chunk Objects at the Milwaukee Art Museum Milwaukee, Wisconsin
As a complementary program to the exhibit, Photographing Nature's Cathedrals, LEAF Collections Manager Kendra Greendeer will provide an exhibit and salon, May 18 - August 26. The exhibit will be shown in the Chipstone Foundation's Mrs. M.—’s Cabinet, in the Godfrey American Art Wing at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Salon is scheduled for Saturday, July 21 at 3pm, rsvp required:
Location: Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI. 53202