Quaiapen P. Perry is a member of the Narragansett Tribe. A traditional blanket dancer, Quaiapen has always enjoyed attending and participating in cultural events. Beadwork has become one of her many passions. She began by crafting earrings of all sorts of shapes and sizes and then progressed over the years to bigger projects such as medallions, hairbows, hair ties, and other major regalia pieces. Inspired by the love of her culture and the challenge of designing different works of art, she loves seeing her beadwork throughout Indian Country. Having her art worn by others brings a sense of enjoyment and accomplishment for this indigenous artist.
Come visit Quaiapen on May 12th as she demonstrates her art, ask questions, and purchase directly from the artist! Included wtih regular museum admission.