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Artist Douglas K. Limon Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Cradleboard Classes

March 9th, 2015

Artist Douglas K. Limon Launches Kickstarter Campaign For Cradleboard Classes

The artist Douglas K. Limón of White Bear Lake, MN has been awarded a Partners in Participation grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for teaching 4 Cradleboard Classes in collaboration with the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis.  Limón is a descendant of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. The artist hopes to rekindle the art of the traditional cradleboard by passing on his knowledge of constructing cradleboards to families. Each family will create their own cradleboard. The project runs from October, 2014 through June 2015. 

White Bear Lake, Minnesota, March 5, 2015:  Douglas K. Limón and his wife, Rachel Limón will teach four classes to patients of the Native American Community Clinic (NACC) on how to make a traditional Ojibwe cradleboard or dikinagon. Participants will learn how to construct a cradleboard as well as the history and benefits of this traditional art form.

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Bandolier Bag Project Launched

April 3rd, 2013

Bandolier Bag Project Launched

The artist Douglas K. Limón of White Bear Lake, MN has been awarded a $22,352 Folk and Traditional Arts grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for The Bandolier Bag Project.  The artist hopes to rekindle the art of the traditional bandolier bag by constructing two bandolier bags, one made by Limon and the other will be a Community Bandolier Bag where the public is invited to bead the Community Bandolier Bag. 

White Bear Lake, Minnesota, March 28, 2013:  Douglas K. Limón will create an original Bandolier Bag with traditional Ojibwe beadwork designs and the Community Bandolier Bag. The public is invited to bead on the Community Bandolier Bag. The Bandolier Bag Project will revitalize a part of the Native American Cultural knowledge that is an endangered tradition by bringing family and community together to carry on the tradition of the bandolier bag.  “I hope to revitalize the endangered tradition of the bandolier bag. I will use my 50 years of experience as a bead artist...