Hoye Wayelo Summer Arts Immersion took art into the schools with the Little Wound School residency.
We had a busy program with students at Little Wound K-12 School in Kyle! Kids did work in music and film and were part of our first 3D Star Quilt Project.
We wanted to work with kids to build a community art project that celebrated Lakota Culture and the incredible traditional Lakota art. We also wanted to create a project that celebrated each student through their own work that would come together to form a greater whole. Beautiful by themselves and spectacular when they came together.
And so the 3D star quilt was born.
For the Lakota people, the star quilt, wichahpi owinza, represents honor and generosity. The pattern of the star quilt is inspired by the Morning Star which is is the last and brightest star in the eastern horizon before dawn. It is believed that the Morning Star represented the way the spirits came to earth and served as a link between the living and those who have passed.
Kids also played music and filmed the creation of the project.
The Star Quilt stands 6 feet by 6 feet and will be hanging in the school in fall.