Native American artist to create giant dreamcatcher



Native American artist Michael Chas Williams, a member of the Wichita Tribe, will be available to meet the public from 1 to 3 p.m. Sat., April 7 at the Santa Monica Mountains Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch, 26876 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas.

His work will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through April 30.

During the event, Williams will create a giant dream catcher with over 150 dream catchers.

His work has been featured at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park and the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

Dreamcatchers are not only art but also meaningful spiritual pieces. In some Native American cultures, dreamcatchers, the inanimate word for “spider,” consists of a handmade willow hoop on which is woven a net or web. It may also include sacred items such as certain feathers or beads.

A portion of the art sales will further the arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Admission and parking are free. For more information, email or call (805) 370-2302.