Upcoming Programs and EventsNative Presence Gallery and Learning Center
Visit us at our new satelite location in down town Wisconsin Dells, WI. We feature authentic fine and folk art by Native American artists from throughout the Great Lakes area. Our exhibit calendar changes on a regular basis, daily art demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Native Presence Gallery and Learning Center
412 1/2 Broadway (Upper level in the Chalet)
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Gifts of Mother Earth: Folk Art Workshop Series
- Birchbark Baskets: Sandra Peterson (Lac du Flambeau Lake Superior Ojibway), August 13. 2016
- Yarn Finger Weaving: Willa Redcloud (Ho-chunk), September 24, 2016
- Iroquois Raised Beadwork: Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida), October 1, 2016
Contact LEAF for more workshop and membership information:
Ahuchoga: Blue Wing's Legacy
The legacy of Chief Ahuchoga, English translation “Blue Wing” and his connection with the community of Reedsburg will be commemorated through a public art mural and a variety of free programs beginning in August. This project is made possible through a grant from First Peoples Fund, a national Native organization committed to supporting and honoring Native American artists. Little Eagle Arts Foundation and Reedsburg Artslink will host muralist Wesley May (Red Lake Ojibway) and his apprentice Christopher Sweet (Ho-Chunk). The following free community events have been planned to engage participants in local history, the creation of a mural, and gatherings that build community through the arts:
- The Story of Chief Ahuchoga
Lance Tallmadge (Ho-Chunk) is a direct descendent of Ahuchoga and a Wisconsin Dells resident. He will retell the 1873 Ahuchoga story of the forced removal of all Indians from southern Wisconsin by the military. Tallmadge’s documentary film Thunder Indian the Dells will bring to life the local history and the deep connection between the Ho-Chunk people and their homelands.
- Community Mural Painting
Wesley May will direct volunteers in the painting of the mural. Volunteers will receive details upon registration. Contact (608) to register.
- Mural Dedication Celebration & Native Arts Marketplace
The City of Reedsburg and Ahuchoga descendants will be honored with Ho-Chunk song and dance on 10/8. A Native arts marketplace will feature local Native art and food, and will take place on 10/8 & 9.
Contact LEAF for more workshop, volunteer registration, and vendor information: