Archive | November, 2010

Concert Next Week at Ziibiwing

23 Nov

Founding members of the award-winning vocal group ULALI, Jennifer Kriesberg and Pura Fe, will be at the Ziibiwing Center for a women’s wellness workshop and concert on Wednesday, December 1.

ULALI is one of the first groups to fuse Native American musical influences and modern influences. In addition to appearing at Woodstock 1994 and the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996, the group has contributed to the soundtrack of such films as Smoke Signals (the winner of the Audience Choice and Filmmaker’s Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998) and video documentaries including The Native Americans. Ulali’s concert video, Follow Your Heart’s Desire, received an award as Best Music Video at the American Film Festival. Two of their songs, “Mahk Jchi” and “Ancestor Song,” were featured on the album Robbie Robertson and the Red Road Ensemble.

The concert is from 7-8pm in the Ziibiwing Center Lobby and is FREE and open to the public. The Wellness Workshop is from 4-5:30pm at Ziibiwing as well. If interested in attending the workshop, please contact MaryAnn Heintzelman at 989-775-4894. The wellness workshop is limited to 100 participants.

Quillwork Collection Showing: Now thru Saturday

15 Nov

Porcupine quillwork is unique to North America and directly associated with the Eastern Woodland and Plains Tribes. It is an art form of textile & utilitarian object embellishment using the dyed quills of the porcupine in elaborate designs and utilizing the techniques of braiding, plaiting, sewing, and wrapping. Quillwork continues to be recognized as a living art form that is being revitalized throughout Tribal Communities and practiced by many. Porcupine quillwork by James Bailey Sr., Jane & Virginia Pangowish, and Henrietta Toulouse will be featured.

Don’t miss your opportunity to view this intricate art form!

 On display Mon., Nov. 15 – Sat., Nov. 20 from 10am – 6pm in the Ziibiwing Center Lobby.