Ojibwe Artist Residency at Madeline Island Museum: Pat Kruse (Red Cliff)
Name: Ojibwe Artist Residency at Madeline Island Museum: Pat Kruse (Red Cliff)
Date: July 27, 2019 - July 28, 2019
For more than thirty years, Pat Kruse has been creating birch bark art—the traditional Ojibwe way—by harvesting the bark himself and passing on the knowledge to his son who sews the pieces with sinew. As a child, Kruse grew up on the reservation and life was simple—living as much as possible off the land and learning from traditional knowledge. From one hand to another in the next generation, Pat Kruse teaches his son and shares with others some ancient designs of Ojibwe birch bark art.