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Beadwork Workshop led by Denise Silva-Dennis at Ma’s House
February 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join us for an intro to beadwork artistry by Shinnecock Artist Denise Silva-Dennis. This event is open to the public, and to Shinnecock and non-Shinnecock participants.
All materials will be provided as part of the $20.00 tickets. RSVP is required for this workshop. Twelve max participants.
Denise “Weetahmoe” Silva-Dennis (Shinnecock/Hassanamisco-Nipmuc) is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in the Shinnecock Nation. Dennis is a retired Southampton Elementary art school teacher.
Denise Silva-Dennis graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art. Upon graduation, she received honors in her discipline. Silva-Dennis works primarily in acrylic for her figurative paintings. Her professional achievements include two paintings selected for the exhibit ‘In Beauty It Has Begun…’ sponsored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Smithsonian Institute. She also won the Parrish Art Museum’s Judge’s Award in the painting category. Silva-Dennis is also an accomplished beadwork craftswoman. The traditional Eastern Woodland style of beadwork was handed down to her from her mother and elder women of Shinnecock and Hassanamisco-Nipmuc Nations. Her work includes mandala necklace and earring sets, beaded medicine fans, walking sticks, beaded cradleboards, beaded moccasins, and beaded crowns. Denise’s beadwork pieces and paintings have been shown at various art galleries, museums, libraries, schools, and colleges throughout Long Island and Upstate, Clinton, New York, at Hamilton College’s Bundy Center and Library.