Archive | September, 2010

Come Shop Art Market this Weekend!

28 Sep

Show Hours

Saturday, Oct. 2 from 11am – 9pm

Sunday, Oct. 3 from 11am – 3pm

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways presents the 8th Indigenous Peoples Art Market on October 2 and 3, 2010 in the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s Entertainment Hall.

The Indigenous Peoples Art Market is recognized as one of the finest North American Indian juried art shows and art markets in the country. Over 55 North American Indian artists will be displaying and selling their work. The master artisans will also be competing for over $16,000 in prize money in categories such as jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, drawings, graphics, baskets, and diversified art forms. 

Nowhere else in Michigan will the public get the chance to purchase artwork from such a diverse gathering of some of the most renowned North American Indian artisans on the continent.  The artists featured come from tribes including the Ojibwe, Navajo, Miami, Mohawk, Ho-Chunk, Iroquois, Potawatomi, Oneida, and more. “It is an honor to be part of the Ziibiwing Center’s Art Market. This is my fourth year of attending as an artist.

I look forward to meeting the staff that works so hard to make this show possible for us. 2008 was successfully held in the casino which I thought was the best show ever. It was very well organized. I can hardly wait for October when I will meet my fellow artists again,” says Herbert Joe of White Lake, Mich. commenting on the previous Indigenous Peoples Art Market.

On both days there will be artist demonstrations, song and dance exhibitions, a children’s activity area, and many opportunities to interact with the artists.  The Art Market will be open from 11am to 9pm on Saturday, October 2, and 11am to 3pm on Sunday, October 3.  The 8th Indigenous Peoples Art Market is FREE and open to the public.

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Hope to see you this Saturday!

21 Sep

Community Cultural Teaching & Feast

“Healing Our Communities With Song”

Saturday, Sept. 25 from 1-5pm

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Join us in the Ziibiwing Center’s Gchi Giigidiwigamig (Big Discussion) Meeting Rooms and listen to songs gathered from the Library of Congress, Federal Cylinder Project featuring the wax cylinder recordings from Francis Densmore. Experience speakers, moccasin games, and giveaways. Courtesy of the Endangered Language Fund Grant.This event is free and open to the public and the feast will be provided. Bring your feast bundles (plate, silverware, and cup).

 

Also, visit the Ziibiwing Center on September 25, 2010 and receive 1 free admission to the Diba Jimooyung permanent exhibit for “Museum Day” hosted by Smithsonian Magazine.The tickets became available in July, and each one is good for free entry for up to two people per family/household. Make sure that the Ziibiwing Center is your number one Mid-Michigan museum choice!

Visit the Smithsonian website listing for the Ziibiwing Center online at:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/Ziibiwing-Center-of-Anishinabe-Culture-and-Lifeways.html