Mixed Media Catchers

Mixed Media Catchers

Posted on March 4, 2014 by

Before they became generalized symbols of indigenous and Native American culture as a whole, dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people. They are intended to filter out bad dreams, leaving only the good thoughts behind. The circular shape represents the way the …

Third Thursday: Catchers with Mary Valverde (WORKSHOP FULL)

Third Thursday: Catchers with Mary Valverde (WORKSHOP FULL)

Posted on February 20, 2014 by

Make “Catchers” with mixed-media artist Mary Valverde. Use yarn, wire, and more to weave geometric shapes that evoke the pattern play and geometry of Native American dream-catchers. On the Third Thursday of every month at Materials for the Arts, you …

Know an Artist: Mary Valverde

Know an Artist: Mary Valverde

Posted on February 18, 2014 by

Mary Valverde’s work examines both the theory and aesthetics of diaspora, migration, and cultural resilience. She approaches art-making as creative research, exploring how objects are systemically arranged and collected, as well as how these materials can evoke memories in individuals and in …