(Allison Williams photo)
Native American artist Carlos Peynetsa strings beads at the Native Arts Holiday Bazaar at the Mitchell Museum on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Peynetsa says he learned the art from his grandmother and has been practicing for over 50 years.
A member of the Winnebago tribe, Peynetsa also uses the name Zeke which means squirrel and promotes education about the existence of Native American artists in the community with the Black Hawk Dance Troupe and the Native American Education Services.
Other artisans brought paintings, jewelry and other crafts to the weekend event at the museum, located at 2600 Central Park Ave.