Connecticut
Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Artist
JEANNE MORNINGSTAR KENT, B.F.A., M.A. Ed.

I am focused on illustrating the stories of the Northeast Woodland People with emphasis on the Wabanaki Group (Abenaki, MicMac, Maliseet, Penobscot, Passamaquody). The stories and designs are worked on gourds which have been traditionally used by First People since 10,000 B.C. Enrolled Member of the Abenaki Nation, Nulhegan Band, Coosuk-Abenaki of Vermont.

History Press released my book "The Visual Language of Wabanaki Art" in July, 2014.

I offer lectures and workshops on: Gourds, Women's roles in Native History, and Searching Native genealogy in Upper New England and Quebec.

My art is in the permanent collections at Chimney Point Museum (VT), Institute for American Indian Studies (CT) and the Roger Williams University Collection (RI).

*All fees for my services are contingent upon the type of function and travel costs.

Find Me On …

Additional Links: 
Moccasin Tracks airs on WGDR Thursdays 2-4PM wgdr.org Fridays, noon-2PM on WRUV FM Burlington wruv.org Mondays, Noon-4PM on WJSC FM Johnson www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks wruv.moccasintracks@gmail.com

I Have Worked With

  • August 2014

    2014-Book Signing

    Located in Warner, NH

    My work is part of their peranent collection.

    Took research photos there for my up coming book due out 2014

    Participated in two shows in 2013: "Containers" and "Reading Native Art"

    Work was sold in gift shop.

    Donated item for museum auction to raise funds for its operation.

  • July 2014

    2014-Book Signing

    My work is part of their permanent collection.

    2013-Member of the Native American Advisory Board

    Lecturer: gourds, Native American history

    Village Interpreter in the pre-contact Anglonquin Village

    Vendor at Green Corn Festival and Hoiday Crafts Event

    Donated to auction for the benefit of the museum

    Participated in making video for the museum.

    Work is sold in the museum gift shop.

     

  • March 2014

    Located: Bar Harbor, Maine

     

    Utilized facility for research on my up coming book: "The Visual Language of Wabanaki Art"

Pages

  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
JEANNE MORNINGSTAR
Job Title/Position: 
Artist/Author/Presentor/Workshop Leader
Mailing Address: 
PO BOX 88
WINSTED, CT 06098-0088
Physical Address: 
103 Laurel Way
Winchester Center, CT 06094
Last Name: 
KENT
Phone: 
860-921-1637

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
State Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Nulhegan Band, Coosuk Abenaki of Vermont

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Literary Arts - Non-Fiction
Multi-Disciplinary
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Artist Market
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Curriculum Development
Exhibitions
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Vermont Abenaki Artis Association
NW Connecticut Arts Council
Connecticut Commission on the Arts
American Gourd Society
French Genealogical Society
Awards: 
I do not compete
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Private Studio
Subject Areas: 
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
Was certified to teach PK-12, certification has lapsed
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,500