During your visit, stop in to the Meskwaki Community artist gallery (located in the break out rooms) and watch Kickapoo artisans as they demonstrate the traditional art of Cattail mat making at the Red Earth Gardens (a short walk from the Convention Center). Engage and explore throughout the day with presentations on:
How do we define art? - with Duane Slick and Brenda Ackerman
Brenda Ackerman is a member of the Meskwaki Nation, and her design work is strongly imbued with its cultural traditions. Teacher and Senior Lecturer at Iowa State University, her work with Iowa State's apparel, merchandising and design program is often highlighted.
The history, use and revitalization of Twined Bags
A personal journey in the arts with Duane Slick
Duane Slick is a Meskwaki painter and storyteller, whose visual work includes black-and-white photo-realist paintings on linen and glass. His work has been described as “dream paintings whose aim is the exploration of matters spiritual, not physical.”
Beadwork - Past, Present, Future... with Terri Scott and Daniel Young Bear