To increase the recruitment, retention, leadership and success of native peoples at KU

QUILLING DEMONSTRATION BY DANA WARRINGTON

October 8th, 5:00 PM 
4th Floor Lobby
University of Kansas Memorial Union
1301 Jayhawk Blvd,
Lawrence, KS 66045

The University of Kansas is please to welcome artist Dana Warrington to campus as part of our celebration of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. At the 2019 Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, Warrington won best in show in the Diverse Arts classification.

Being raised on the Menominee Indian reservation in Northern Wisconsin, Dana and his siblings were immersed in woodland culture and traditions. The beliefs, values and principles that have carried him through life come from being raised on the homeland of his ancestors. The artistic abilities he developed over the years started in the pow-wow arena with his own dance regalia. The pride of wearing something he created himself drove him to master his artistry and always pushed the limits of what was possible.

In 2011 he started to dream of wearing quillwork so he started to learn the artform. Being self-taught it was a long grueling process. Through prayer and perseverance in the fall of 2012 he finally started producing quillwork he was proud of.  As his skills continued to advance one of his passions became teaching this artform. "No one should have to go through what I did to learn this art."
Young Blood Artwork. Accessed, September 25, 2019. https://youngbloodartwork.com/about-us 

To learn more about the artist, Dana Warrington, or to see his artwork visit https://youngbloodartwork.com/


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