Join us for the Woodlands Art Expo, March 24 through 26 at FDLTCC. The fun free event will include woodland artists and demonstrations, workshops and seminars, and traditional games.

Dates: March 24 – 26, 2023
Time: Varies
Location: FDLTCC Commons

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2023 Woodlands Art Expo Information (PDF)

Main Stage Demonstration

Friday, 3/24  5:00pm-8:00PM
Dana Trickey (While Earth, Ojibwe): Working with Quills

Saturday, 3/25  9:00am-12:00pm
April Stone (Bad River, Ojibwe): Black Ash Basketry

Sunday, 3/26  9:00am-12:00pm
Thomas Howes (Fond du Lac, Ojibwe): Wood Bending  & Working with a Steambox


Stage l Demonstration

Friday, 3/24  5:00pm-8:00PM

Saturday, 3/25  9:00am-12:00pm
Jessica Gokey (LCO, Ojibwe): BeadWorking

Sunday, 3/26  9:00am-12:00pm



Friday, 3/24  5:00pm-8:00PM

Saturday, 3/25  9:00am-12:00pm
Jeff Savage (Fond du Lac, Ojibwe) Stone Working

Sunday, 3/26  9:00am-12:00pm
Joyce LaPorte (Fond du Lac, Ojibwe): No Face Dolls


Painters Studio

Friday, 3/24  5:00pm-8:00PM
Student Art Display

Saturday, 3/25  9:00am-12:00pm
Moira Villiard (Fond du Lac, Ojibwe)

Sunday, 3/26  9:00am-12:00pm
Karen Savage Blue (Fond du Lac, Ojibwe)



Workshop Sessions

Saturday, 3/25  1:00pm-2:45pm

  • Black Ash Baskets: April Stone pt. 1
  • Textiles/Quilting: Star Quilts with Robin Powless pt.1
  • Building Your Small Business: Jozef Mikitin
  • Working with Beads: Jessica Gokey pt.1
  • Stone Work: Jeff Savage


Saturday, 3/25  3:00pm-5:45pm

  • Black Ash Baskets: April Stone pt.2
  • Textiles: Robin Powless pt.2
  • Building Your Small Business: Jozeph Mikitin pt2
  • Working with Beads: Jessica Gokey pt.2
  • Quill working: Dana Tricky pt.2
  • Marketing: Moira Villiard


Saturday, 3/25 5pm – 6:30pm
Fashion Show


Sunday, 3/26     1:00pm-2:45pm

  • Wood Woring: Tom Howes
  • Ojibwe Traditional Design: Michelle Defoe pt1
  • Business Planning/Marketing: Heart Berry pt1
  • Student Presentations
  • Textiles: Nashay Howes  pt1
  • No Face Dolls: Joyce LaPorte pt1


Sunday, 3/26     3:00pm-5:45pm

  • Stick Games
  • Ojibwe Traditional Designs: Michelle Defoe pt2
  • Textiles: Nashay Howes pt2
  • No Face Dolls: Joyce LaPorte pt2


Sunday, 3/26 5pm – 6:45pm
People’s Choice Art


Tom Howes    
Niin Biidaasige egooyaan. Migizi indoodem. Mii omaa Bapashkominitigong wenjibaayaan. 

I specialize in Ojibwe life tools made by utilizing the gifts the tree nation provides. I’ve been focused on steambending wood since the impending birth of my 13 year old twins who I made cradleboards for. That skill set has now allowed me to become a baaga’adowaanaatig (traditional Ojibwe lacrosse stick) maker. These two life tools are what I aim to share the building of. 

Moira Villiard
Moira Villiard is a dynamic visual artist, proficient in a variety of artistic genres, including painting, illustration, digital design and community engaged murals. She is also a community organizer, curator and passionate arts educator concentrating her efforts around issues of equity and justice.  

Moira (pronounced “Mee-Ree”) grew up on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet, MN and is a Fond du Lac direct descendent of mixed settler and Indigenous heritage (both Anishinaabe and Lenape). She currently works as a freelance consultant, designer, speaker, and grant-writer and is the project director and lead artist of the Chief Buffalo Memorial Mural site in Duluth. Her educational, activism-rooted exhibits “Rights of the Child” and “Waiting for Beds” will be on tour in 2022, and most recently she was the featured artist at the 2021 Illuminate the Lock, where she animated and directed a 10 minute, 150’ projection piece titled “Madweyaashkaa: Waves Can Be Heard”. 

Sharyl Whitehawk/Mikwumiinsikwe
Sharyl Whitehawk/
Mikwumiinsikwe is a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibway Nation, and currently lives in Hudson, WI where she helps care for her Mom. She works as an addictions counselor for the Khunsi Onikan Treatment Program at the American Indian Family Center in St. Paul. She is the grateful mother of 11+ children, 41 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. Ojibwe culture is a big part of her life that she shares with her family and community.  Years ago she was introduced to the Bagesii Game by Kim Sam at a time when they were trying to care for a sister who had just lost a child. They played the game late into night with her, and she was able to laugh and feel the love they had for her. Sharyl was hooked after that, and brought the game back to her own family. Since then she was gifted a beautiful Bagesii Game of her own by her weh-enh, Fawn Dewitt, and the game is a tradition at all their family gatherings. The grandchildren especially ask to play and new generations have come to love it. She’s happy to share forward what she’s learned and experienced about the game.

Parking and Directions

Getting to Campus:

Take the Highway 33/Cloquet exit from Interstate 35, go north approximately one mile to Washington Avenue and turn right. Go to the first stop sign at 14th Street. Turn right onto 14th Street and follow for about one mile. The campus is on the right hand side of 14th Street. Parking is available in any of the lots that surround the main building. On-campus parking is free.

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