6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-775-4750 • Fax: 989-775-4770
Open Mon. thru Sat. 10am - 6pm • Closed Sundays


Contact:
Stefanie Griffin, Sales & Events Coordinator • SGriffin@sagchip.org
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858
Phone 989.775.4744 • Fax 989.775.4770 • www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing

For Immediate Release - January 18, 2011

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways and their Exclusive Sponsor, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., present the first of four Artist-in-Residence Mentoring Programs Monday, February 7 - Friday, February 11, 2011. Kelly Church will lead the workshop and focus on Great Lakes Indian Fiber Arts including black ash basketry and birchbark biting techniques. The 5-day Fiber Arts Adult Workshop is $35 per participant.

Kelly is a highly-skilled woodland natural fiber artist from the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians. She is a black ash basket weaver, birchbark biter, and painter. Kelly is very involved in the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and educating the public about it. Kelly is an engaging teacher who has presented at conferences and workshops throughout the United States. Her workshop at the Ziibiwing Center will include making a round traditional black ash basket, a birchbark biting activity, and weaving a vinyl blind basket.

The Fiber Arts Workshop will be held Monday - Friday at the Ziibiwing Center from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Space is limited. All participants must register in advance and be 18 years or older. Call to sign up today! For more information contact the Ziibiwing Center's Sales & Events Coordinator, Stefanie Griffin, at (989) 775-4744 or visit our website at www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing.

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways in Mount Pleasant, Mich. is the Midwest's Premier American Indian Museum. Established in 2004, the Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified, and culturally relevant educational experience through its award-winning Diba Jimooyung (Telling Our Story) permanent exhibit, changing exhibits, research center, Ojibwe language immersion room, gift shop, and meeting rooms. The Ziibiwing Center is a non-profit cultural center and museum belonging to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan who also own Michigan's only four diamond casino resort, the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, and the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino located in Standish, Mich. www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing

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