On Oct. 1, the University of Nebraska State Museum in Morrill Hall will present an informal beadwork and natural dyeing art program for families from 10 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m. at Morrill Hall. Morrill Hall is located south of 14th and Vine streets on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus. Regular museum admission charged.
This event is held in conjunction with the opening of the museum’s newly renovated Native American exhibit gallery, "First Peoples of the Plains: Traditions Shaped by Land & Sky." This modern exhibit explores Native American cultures of the Great Plains, including traditional beadwork, quillwork, and natural dyeing techniques.
Visitors will have the opportunity to make dream catchers and dye porcupine quills using native dyes made from plants. Artists Renee Geller of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Irene White Eyes of the Lakota/Omaha Tribes of Nebraska will demonstrate beadwork. Tapestry artist Grete Bodogaard of South Dakota will demonstrate the natural dye process used in traditional quillwork, as well as the embroidery techniques Native Americans of the Great Plains use on different media to create colorful patterns. Support for this event is provided by a grant from the Cooper Foundation.