Rose Powhatan is co-founder/director of the Powhatan Museum of Indigenous Arts and Culture. She is descended from the Pamunkey (mother) and Tauxenent (father) Indian Tribes of Virginia. Ms. Powhatan also works as an artist/historian/storyteller.
Children and adults will have an opportunity to hear Ms. Powhatan share stories at The Gathering Kidz Harvest Fest on Oct. 31. For information about the Kidz Harvest Fest CLICK HERE.
Rose Powhatan is a mixed-media artist, educator and cultural practitioner. She earned her honors undergraduate and graduate degrees in studio arts, art history and education from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and completed graduate studies at
University of London (in the UK).
As a visual artist, Ms. Powhatan has created paintings, murals, installations, prints, and totem
poles- all infused with culturally-based Eastern Woodlands symbolism. She is also a storyteller whose film work includes her appearances in "The New World", the HBO mini-series "John Adams", and Jamestown Settlement's "1607:A Nation Takes Root".
Ms. Powhatan's work as an educator and curriculum writer includes her having taught studio arts, theatre and humanities courses in the United States and the United Kingdom for over 25 years, in addition to her authorship of new courses and instructional materials. Her creative writing consists of autobiographical and
historical material, as well as staged plays.
Numerous awards have been presented to Ms. Powhatan in recognition of her diverse achievements in the arts, education and community service. Select board memberships include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in the Nation's Capital, the Intertribal Women's Circle, and ATLATL National Native Arts Network (the nation's premiere Native American arts organization).
Ms. Powhatan is also a former Cafritz Foundation and Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Fellow, whose membership in the British Fulbright Scholars Association underscores her support for promoting positive international solidarity. She is the Assistant
Chief of the Tauxenent Nation of Fairfax County and the tribe's 2007 co-founder.
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