Inspired by the overhead electric power lines, specifically the parallel circuit lines that look like dresses, help create a sculptural poem with artists Denise Lajimodiere and Laura Youngbird. Poems composed during this workshop will be embossed onto circular tins for a sculptural jingle dress. The dress will be built out of chicken wire and other materials. Please bring forlorn pieces of hardware that may be floating around in your junk drawer to add to the dress.
The collaborative sculpture and poem will be presented in the Spring 2019 exhibition Waasamoo-Beshizi: Work by Contemporary Native American Women Artists.
FREE; registration required. No previous artistic skills are necessary.
Denise Lajimodiere is an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and recently retired as an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership program at North Dakota State University. She serves as a current board member of the National Native America Board School Healing Coalition. Denise is a traditional Jingle Dress dancer, a poet, and a Birch Bark Biting artist. She is the author of four books of poetry: Dragonfly Dance, Michigan State University Press; Bitter Tears, Mammoth Press; Thunderbird, NDSU Press; and the upcoming book, His Feathers Were Chains, NDSU Press. She is also the author of the forthcoming book "Stringing Rosaries: Stories from Northern Plains American Indian Boarding School Survivors," NDSU Press; Feb. 7th, 2019.