Folk Arts @ the Capitol: Potowatomi Beadwork Applique

4/16/2019 | Missouri State Museum | Jefferson City, MO

The Missouri Folk Arts Program and Missouri State Museum will co-sponsor and host a live artist demonstration and display of Potawatomi beadwork applique. This drop-in educational program will be located in the Missouri State Museum's History Hall.  The event is made possible by funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Missouri Arts Council. 

Textile artist Peggy Kinder is an accomplished master recognized by her tribe and beyond for her beadwork applique and hand sewn ribbon work designs, used to decorate Potawatomi traditional apparel and other items. She will be joined by her dedicated and talented apprentice Cindy Jarrar, who has been advancing her skills under Kinder’s tutelage.      

In October, Kinder and Jarrar were selected to participate through a competitive process in the Missouri Folk Arts Program’s statewide Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program. This program pairs master folk artists with apprentices to pass traditions to the next generation. Visitors are invited to learn more about Potawatomi cultural and artistic expression and the apprenticeship program at the event. Click here to read the news release.

The Missouri State Museum, which is part of the Missouri state park system, is located on the first floor of the Missouri State Capitol. For more information, contact the museum at 573-751-2854.

Event time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
First Floor, State Capitol, 201 W. Capitol, Jefferson City, MO | (573) 751-2854

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs