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Artist Bio: Iowa City based Native American Artist, Alicia Velasquez, has been honoring her Native American traditions ever since she was a little girl. Taught by her father and elders she has learned several techniques such as beadwork, leatherwork, silversmithing, sewing, embroidery just to name a few.
Born and raised in California, Alicia who is Apache and Yaqui draws inspiration, not just from her ancestors but from all nations. Her passion is to connect women to culture in a respectful manner through culture appreciation. And to remind women of their strength, beauty and worth.