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WANDERING FEATHER's Gallery   -   Artist Biography

RON WANDERING FEATHER, DAKOTA, LENAPE, MATRAPANI INDIAN & AFRICAN. BORN & SCHOOLED IN PHILADELPHIA. PHILA, COLLEGE OF ART. AGE: 60YRS. A PAINTER SINCE 1965 IN HIGH SCHOOL. DESIGNER IN INDUSTRY FOR 5 YRS. LEFT INDUSTRY 1970. STARTED TEACHING MYSELF JEWELRY MAKING 1974.VERY SUCCESSFUL VENTURE TO PRESENT. 1979 MOVED OUT OF JUST SILVER TO GOLD SMITHING ALSO. LAPIDARY AND THE USE OF DIAMONDS ALSO FOLLOWED. 1979 OPENED MY OWN GALLERY, ARJUNA DESIGNS. A 4 STORY STUDIO, GALLERY & LIVING SPACE . IN 1986 THE GALLERY BURNT DOWN, ELEC. FIRE. I PICKED UP MY PIECES AND BOUGHT A 79 SCHOOL BUS MADE A MOTOR HOME OUT OF IT AND HIT THE ROAD FOR FLORIDA AND DID THE CRAFT SHOW CIRCUITE FOR 5 YRS. AT THE TUNE OF 48 SHOWS A YEAR. THIS WAS A FANTASTIC VENTURE WITH MUCH SUCCESS AND SHARED MY ART WITH THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT SUPPORTED ME. WHAT A BLESSING! AFTER BURN OUT ON THE ROAD AND  A NEED TO BE AROUND MY 80 YEAR OLD FATHER WHO ALSO WAS A ARTIST AND HIS FATHER DIED AS A BLIND SCULPTER. SETTLEING BACK IN PHILLY STARTING A NEW WAS NOT HARD I HAD CREATED A STRONG FOLLOWING. I STARTED DOING CLAY SCULPTURE (FIMO & SCULLPY), SETUP A WOOD SHOP & COMMERCIAL SIGN BUSINESS, STILL DOING THE JEWELRY AND PAINTING. I GOT REAL BUSY QUICK. STARTED DOING LOCAL  FESTIVALS & NATIVE AMERICAN POW-WOW'S. IN 1997 I BECAME THE ART DIRECTOR FOR A AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM  CALLED PEACEMAKERS AS A GIVE BACK TO CHILDREN FOR 4YRS. IN THE FOURTH YEAR  I WAS HIRED AT HARAMBEE INSTITUTE AS A ART TEACHER FOR THE 5TH TO 8 TH GRADE A CHARTER SCHOOL.I HAVE NOW STARTED MY 10 TH YEAR THERE. I'M BUSY AND BLESSED TO BE IN THE NOW LIVING MY DREAM. STILL EXHIBITING, TEACHING AND SERVIING OUR COMMUNITY. NOW FINALLY I HAV E REACHED OUT TO THE INTERNET AS MY NEXT VENTURE. I THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANY SUPPORT GIVEN AT THIS TIME. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF MY WORK CHECK OUT MYSPACE .COM/RONWANDERING FEATHER03 THEN CLICK MY PHOTOS AND THE LIBRARY OPENS OR CALL 267 228 2021.

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