Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Silvermoon LaRose

Art has always been a passion of mine but I never considered myself to be an artist. With a bachelor in Sociology, a minor in Justice Law and Society, and a partially completed Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling, I worked for 12 years in health and human services. Working in the arts and culture arena has been a big transition for me.  Through my work as the assistant director of Tomaquag Museum, I have been able to support other Indigenous artists. I have been so inspired by their work and only recently began exploring and experimenting in art for myself thanks to the encouragement of other artists at Tomaquag.

I dabble in writing, storytelling, beading, finger weaving and other traditional arts but only recently took up drawing and painting.  I enjoy learning new skills to carry on and share these traditions. I believe it’s extremely important to continue to learn and share our traditional arts for future generations.  I may not be a gifted artist, but perhaps someone I share my knowledge with will create great masterpieces one day. I would be so proud to be a part of their success.

I am inspired by the beauty of womanhood and motherhood, love and friendship.  I see hair as an expression of femininity and culture so it has become a focal point of my designs. I also create traditional Hubbub Games, Painted Stones, Bookmarks and other textiles with my designs and designs inspired by the traditional basket stamping of Southern New England tribes.

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I Have Worked With

  • March 2016

    As the Assistant Manager of Tomaquag Museum, I also serve as an educator providing cultural education, art workshops, and education, lectures and storytelling performances for private and public programs.

  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Silvermoon
Job Title/Position: 
Artisan
Physical Address: 
78 Old Mill Rd.
Charlestown, RI 02813
Last Name: 
LaRose
Phone: 
4016485961

I am a Native American Artist

Native Heritage Designation: 
Native American
Tribal Status: 
Federally Recognized
Tribe Name: 
Narragansett

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Literary Arts- Fiction
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Visual/Crafts - Jewelry
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Stone
Visual/Crafts - Textile Weaving
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
2018
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Community Arts
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Events Per Year: 
6
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
Multi-State Region
National
International