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The Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is honored to welcome back renowned quillwork artist Yvonne Walker-Keshick to speak at their next Harbor History Talk on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm. Keshick will share how she first began learning quillwork and her efforts to keep this traditional art form alive today. The talk is held in conjunction with the Harbor Springs History Museum’s current temporary exhibit, Anishnaabek Art: Gift of the Great Lakes, which has been extended to run through August 27, 2016. Both the exhibit and Keshick’s talk are funded in part through a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council Heritage Grants Program.
The talk will begin at 5:30 pm in the second floor of the Harbor Springs History Museum, 349 E Main Street, Harbor Springs. Admission is $5 for adults and free for current Historical Society members with light refreshments prior to the talk.
Reservations are strongly encouraged as seating is limited in the museum building. You can make your reservation by calling the Historical Society at (231) 526-9771.
Keshick began making porcupine quill boxes in 1968, learning both from her aunt and from artist Susan Kiogima Shagonaby. She continues to pass that knowledge on to many of her children and to countless others through workshops and demonstrations. A National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellow, Keshick’s quillwork is widely recognized as some of the best in the nation and frequently depicts natural scenes or cultural symbols of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.