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Memory Ponicappo

Traditional Doll Making Class. Presented by White Raven Healing Centre. Traditional Fine Art Class July 3, 4, 5, 2018 10-3 Daily

Traditional Doll Making Class
Presented by White Raven Healing Centre

Traditional Fine Art Class July 3, 4, 5, 2018 10-3 Daily

Spaces are limited, please call Donna to register

Memory Ponicappo, an enrolled member of the Fort Yuma Quechan Tribe, is an accomplished doll maker and beadwork artist. Born in San Diego, California. Memory graduated from San Diego High School before moving to Belcourt, North Dakota.

At the tender age of 4, Memory began to learn how to sew. Her mother provided encouragement and guidance and she began creating beadwork at age 9. As a teenager she began to craft her own dance outfits for pow wows. Most recently, Memory has turned her artistic talents to creating elaborately beaded dolls. The dolls she crafts tell stories from her culture: a child’s naming ceremony, a story of healing, or the power of dance. With five generations of jingle dress dancers in her family, Memory hopes to create art that will make her family and people proud.

Memory’s artwork has garnered numerous awards including: 1st place in the Diversified Traditional Art Form Category at the 2010 Autry National Center American Indian Market, 1st place in the Contemporary or Traditional Cultural Items Category at the 2012 Red Cloud Heritage Center Art Show, and Best of Show at the 2010 American Indian Higher Education.

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