Patrick D. Wilson
Pat is a husband and a father of three wonderful children. He and his family live by the “Seven Grandfather Teaching” of the Anishinaabek. He is a Tribal citizen, an artist, he paints in acrylics, oils, and the medium of pastels. He also creates sculptures. Pat is always thinking of his next project, whether it is a painting or a sculpture. Pat’s works of art all have one thing in common and that is, they draw on his Native American heritage for inspiration along with integrating modern art concepts, give his artwork a universal appeal. One of Pat’s favorite hobbies is throwing and making “Snowsnakes.” Snowsnakes are a traditional Anishinaabe winter sport.
Patrick Wilson, received his Associate
Degree in Art. He then went on to get a Bachelor Degree in Fine Art, with a Minor in Museum Studies.
He was employed as a curator, and was involved in all aspect of the creation of the Center's exhibits.
Pat also worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor. later Pat was asked by the Tribal council to accept the position of Tribal Chief. Patrick is now employed as a probation officer, he is the Supervisor.
Patrick is very active in the art community, he has helped put together many art exhibits
Pat is also a Veteran of the United States Air Force and he is the a member of the Tribal Veteran Group.
Many “Traditional Teachings” use the circle to convey their ideas and lessons. “I feel I have come full circle.’ ‘I know when I am home, that is when I stand on the shore and look out over Lake Michigan, as the sun sets.” The words of my youngest son say it all as he looked out over Lake Michigan for the very first time. He simply said “Big Water!”