Collections: Moonancy Music Room

When singer/songwriter Jan Edwards expanded her property in Plymouth, Minn., to include the Moonacy Music Room performance space, aesthetics, a state-of-the-art sound system and optimized acoustics were vital. Designed to represent the four elements—earth, water, air and fire—the Moonacy Music Room is a collaborative venue for songwriter workshops, video conferencing, house concerts, fund-raising for music-related nonprofits and private events.

The concept for the room began to take shape when Edwards had purchased an 18- by 9-foot (5.48 by 2.74 m), colorful Native American painting created by Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, an Ojibwa artist from northern Wisconsin. Called The Right to Consciousness, this artwork was central to the space. The creative process evolved during a brainstorming session between Edwards, architect Alex Haecker and interior designers Shelly Reihl David and Carl David.

Jan Edwards also owns Rabbett's painting Nanabozho and Nokomis Getting Nibi, which is shown in the photos from the article in the Star Tribune below.

Collections: Northland College, Ashland Wisconsin

Rabbett's painting Ag Ki Gisiss (Out of the Sun) has been added to the collection of Northland College in Ashland Wisconsin. The painting hangs outside the president's office in the Ponzio Campus Center, 2nd floor.

In one of the pictures above, Northland College President Michael A. Miller speaks to local business leaders on Thursday, January 19, 2011 in front of the painting, which was gifted to the College by Mary Rice. Ashland Daily Press: New Art at Northland

“I was blown out of the water,” Mary Rice, a passionate patron of the arts and a watercolor artist, said of seeing one of his paintings for the first time. Rice, who lives in Bayfield, so liked the nearly seven-by-ten foot painting, Ag Ki Gisiss (Out of the Sun), that she bought it and donated it to nearby Northland College.
— Konnie LeMay, Artist Rabbett Before Horses Strickland Reignites Ojibwe Narratives, Indian Country Today