Are you interested in art, fashion, or design?

On January 26, 2017, Thuswecha Beading & Cultural Academy will be hosting a presentation by designer and artist Darlene Perkins, owner of Red Lightning Couture in Parshall, ND. Darlene is a great example of the beauty and success attainable in Native fashion. She will be discussing her process for designing Native-based fashion and art.

Red Lighting Couture specializes in wearable quillwork and appliqué. Darlene has created a unique blend of fashion that draws on her rich Native culture and history.Quillwork by Darlene Perkins Her father was a proud descendant of Arikara and Hidatsa ancestry and her mother was an Oglala/Lakota from Kyle, SD, on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Darlene’s work is inspired by the rich history of Native American visionaries, elders, leaders, inter-tribal celebrations, artists, and by modern fashion.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, January 26
Dorothy Moses School
1312 Columbia Dr, Bismarck ND
Event details

The Thuswecha Beading & Cultural Academy is a program for youth (ages 10-17) to learn Native beading techniques and designs, with the goal of designing and beading a dance outfit. The program includes cultural presentations about beadwork, dance, songs, and participating in a wacipi.