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Members-Only Coffee & Conversation: Monica Raphael (Anishinaabe – Sičáŋğu Lakota)
October 1 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Please note that this event is for Eiteljorg Museum members only. If you would like to become a member or renew your membership, click here.
Join Eiteljorg Museum staff for a morning of coffee and conversation with Artist in Residence Monica Raphael (Anishinaabe – Sičáŋğu Lakota). Hear Monica talk about being a 5th generation quill worker growing up in the in the woodlands of northern Lower Michigan. Monica uses traditional materials and techniques to construct complex designs along with bright modern colors that create a modern twist to timeless artforms. Her award-winning work is becoming known all over the world and has been added to the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian and our own Eiteljorg Museum.
This is event is free to Eiteljorg Museum members and includes complimentary coffee and donuts.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required. For more information or to register for the Coffee & Conversation event, contact Jennifer Hiatt at 317-275-1360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants may also sign up to attend the Quill Workshop which will immediately follow the event. Members enjoy a $5.00 discount. All materials will be provided and no experience necessary. This project will be detail-oriented and best for ages 12+. Click here to register.
Spending most of her life in the woodlands of northern lower Michigan, Monica Raphael a 5th generation quill worker and culture bearer feels as if she’s having a conversation with her ancestors when creating her interpretation of an art that predates European contact and the introduction of glass seed beads. Quickly mastering both the woodland flora and fauna designs for which her family was known, Monica has excelled in creating even more complex designs while using traditional materials and techniques along with bright modern colors to create a modern twist to a timeless art form. Her award-winning work is quickly becoming known all over the world for its clear intention to craftsmanship, and unwavering dedication to patience. Monica’s work has received many accolades as well as ribbons at many of the largest and most well know Indian Markets. Her award-winning works have been added to the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of American Indian and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. In 2021 she was awarded the First Peoples Fund Cultural Capital Fellowship and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation LIFT Fellowship to pass on traditional woodland quillwork knowledge.