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Teresa McDowell receives $5,000 Anishinaabe Arts Initiative fellowship

BEMIDJI - Region 2 Arts Council's Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council recently awarded a $5,000 fellowship to beadwork and leatherwork artist Teresa McDowell of Williams, Minn.

Teresa McDowell, a beadwork and leatherwork artist from Williams, Minn., recently received a $5,000 fellowship from the Region 2 Arts Council's Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council.Contributed

The AAI Fellowship is made possible by the McKnight Foundation and aims to assist the region's most talented enrolled tribal members and descendants in their artwork by awarding financial support to fund creative time, purchase of arts materials, supplies and equipment or arts research and experiences that facilitate depth and advancement in their art form, a release said.

Eligible artists must have a substantial body of work and must reside in Minnesota's Beltrami, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Becker, Itasca, Roseau or Cass counties.


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