Lakota Author, Storyteller, Artist
July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo, Lakota author, storyteller, poet, artist, and illustrator uses various art forms as a means to tell her stories. Alfreda will read her first published children’s book The Day The Earth Rose Up based on her version of how the Pleiades, the Seven Sisters star formation came to be.
Alfreda says, “It is a very sensitive and beautiful experience to be a storyteller. There is a story in everything I create, from the smallest rock to the mightiest mountain. With every character born, and every story shared, I add a piece of my spirit to this great matrix of life. As long as I have a story left to tell, I feel I have a responsibility to gift that story forward.” A book signing will follow the presentation.
About the presenter: Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo, a storyteller and poet, artist, and illustrator, is a member of the Lower Brule Lakota Nation, Kul Wicasa Oyate, in Lower Brule, South Dakota, where she grew up. Her involvement in fine art began at an early age, with direct influence from her father, Alfred Ziegler, a noteworthy artist who has inspired her work in sculpture, painting, and drawing throughout her life.
Museum Monday is a free program that provides educational presentations in history, literature, philosophy, anthropology, and other humanities disciplines. The programs are geared toward teen and adult audiences but people of all ages are welcome to attend.
Presentations are free and held every Monday in July and August in the Museum Theater area.
Registration is recommended for large groups.
No food or drink allowed.
Service pets welcome.
For more information call 800.798.3452 or email firstname.lastname@example.org