On May 28, 10 am – 4 pm, Egg Harbor’s gallery of native heritage, Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts, at 7631 Highway 42, will host a special Native Trunk Show. Owner Coleen Bins is inviting the public to attend.
The artisans included in the show include Sara Hoida, Brenda John and Stephanie & Brad VanEvery. Bins said, “I wanted to highlight these native artisans and their works for the kick-off to my summer season. As an Oneida Turtle Clan member and silversmith/artist/teacher myself, I’ve always wanted to educate the public about our art and heritage. It is another important role that I knew Chief Oshkosh’s could play in the diversity of what Door County has to offer locals and visitors. One of these featured artisans is Menominee, which was the nation under the leadership of Chief Roy Oshkosh who my store is named after, and who was an active member of the Egg Harbor community for most of his life. On Memorial Day weekend it’s appropriate to highlight a member of his tribe.”
Heading north on Highway 42, the store is located at the base of the hill when you descend into the Village of Egg Harbor. Look on the left side of the highway for the teepee and statue of Chief Roy Oshkosh, and the gallery.
There may be some surprise guest artists on May 28. Visit the store for this event and find the Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts Facebook page. For more information call Bins at 920.868.3240.