Venus Brightstar

brightstar,venus_over leatherVenus is a member of the Ma-Chris Tribe, which are the Lower Creek Native Tribe of Alabama. The Ma-Chris are The Red Clay People, who have been creating their art since before 1492. Venus Brightstar continues to use traditional methods of jewelry and garment design perfected by her people centuries ago.

The traditional way of like and the dreams of Venus Brightstar serve an important role in finishing each one of her works of art. When completed, the art created is her way of honoring her ancient ancestors of Turtle Island (North America) who have been using these materials since the beginning of time.

Her Butterfly Transformation Shawls are a reflection of her people and keep the tradition of her ancestors. That is, always shape-shifting into a greater art just like the butterfly- because her shawls can be worn in many different ways.

Venus has attended many art shows including the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market, Tulsa Indian Art Festival and has won many awards, including 2nd Place-Traditional Crafts at the IACA (Indian Arts and Crafts Association) and Best of Leather 2008, at the Tempe Festival of the Arts.

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