Seneca artist wins quilting award, aims higher
Lone, a member of the Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians, was awarded a prestigious prize from the organization in June: the Purchase Award for a piece she named "Grand Entry." The award is given to only one entry in the juried art show, and the artwork was purchased for $5,000 for the museum's permanent collection.
The breathtaking masterpiece, as her friends and family have come to call it, depicts a complete pow wow scene on a 104 inches x 98 inches broken star king-size quilt in blues on a white background. It features nearly 100 stitched figures as dancers, drummers, staff and spectators, and even showcases a mainstay of pow wows: the Indian taco booth. She said it took her about 18 total hours to complete the project.