Karen Ann Hoffman creates beautiful decorative pieces following the traditions of Iroquois raised beadwork. This style of Woodland beadwork embodies Iroquois worldviews. Karen Ann is a member of the Oneida nation, one of the six nations of the Iroquois. Karen Ann's award winning beadwork has been displayed across the country and is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution – National Museum of the American Indiana, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and the State of Wisconsin.
Activities are made possible in part by Nickel Plate Arts and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
The Johnson County Public Library respectfully sits upon the ancestral lands of the Myaamiaki / Mihtohseeniaki (Miami), Bodewadmi (Potawatomi), Lenape (Delaware), Saawanwa (Shawnee), Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo), and Peouaroua (Peoria) peoples. We are indebted to them for their stewardship of the land, plants, and animals over many generations past, present, and future.