Wednesday, June 19
(As part of Grateful Wednesdays)
6 – 9 PM

 Jenny Shuman is a bead artist who makes guitar straps for many of the musicians in the Grateful Dead scene (and beyond) which include the likes of Bob Weir, Oteil Burbridge, Duane Betts, and many more. I also work closely with The Grateful Guitars Foundation and other collectors to create guitar straps for historic instruments such as Jerry Garcia’s Wolf, Alligator, acoustic Martin, as well as several Phil Lesh bass guitars.

She’s written a book about her life’s work, called Speaking In Beads: Living Artifacts By Jenny Shuman. This 208 page, hard cover, 12×9 inch book is full of images from photographers such as Jay Blakesberg, Bob Minkin, Rosie McGee, Chloe Weir, and many more. In true GD fashion, there are several contributors to her collection of images that have come together in order to represent the full extent of her work. The book highlights her Native American roots, and she has written beautiful narratives as to explain the origins and process of each piece. Several musicians have contributed their own testimonies to the book, and Oteil Burbridge has written the foreword.
Her artwork, relationship to musicians, and position in the music industry is unique to say the least. The energy and vibes she shares with those she creates for make a difference in the musical journey everyone experiences. During her presentation of Speaking In Beads, which will include a beautiful slide show and examples of her work, one will get a taste of the magic that fills the pages of her book. The time we spend together will be captivating and is bound to touch the heart strings of all that attend! Please join us for a lovely moment in time as Jenny takes you on a journey into Speaking In Beads!

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