Arts on Tap: Wayne Valliere: “Niigaan Gakeyaa” (What is up ahead)

  •  April 28, 2022
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Arts on Tap: Wayne Valliere: “Niigaan Gakeyaa” (What is up ahead)

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 7-9pm
Speaker: Master Artist Wayne Valliere, NEA Heritage Fellow
Cost: FREE to attend

Join Master Artist Wayne Valliere (Mino-giizhig in Ojibwe),  a member of The Lake Superior Chippewa’s Lac du Flambeau band, as he foreshadows, What We Can Learn from a Wigwam:  The Arts, Crafts, and Science of the Ancient Ojibwe. Wayne is a 2020 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor awarded to those who keep folk and traditional arts alive. Wayne’s presentation will give us a glimpse into what lies ahead in our summer 2022 programming, “Living WITH the Northwoods!”

Serving as the centerpiece of our programming, Wayne and his apprentices will lead students of all ages in harvesting materials from our local woodlands and constructing a summer wigwam in the courtyard of The Warehouse. The wigwam will be on display all summer and beyond.

Wayne has been an artist in residence at Northwestern University and currently works as a language and culture teacher at the Lac du Flambeau Public School. He is also currently in a residency with Purdue University. He is passionate about keeping cultural knowledge and traditions alive. Wayne is an experienced artist of many mediums, including beadwork, basketry, quillwork, singing, storytelling, and more. He is also one of only a handful of birch bark canoe builders left in the United States, highlighting its significance in the Anishinaabe culture and carrying on a tradition that has been handed down for thousands of years. 


Arts on Tap is a free learning/lecture series. These events are free to attend and open to the public. Enjoy the conversation and grab a soft drink from our Inspiration Soft Bar! (This is a non-alcoholic event.)


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