One woman’s quest for spirit healing through art
An Autobiographical Talk by Mia Feroleto
With special guest Ray Grasse speaking on the Pluto Return for America
Mia Feroleto has felt a deep connection with the Lakota for much of her life, and it could be said that her dedication to the Arts laid the foundation for her commitment to see the return of precious Wounded Knee artifacts to the Lakota people after 132 years. The ceremonial arrival of the artifacts in December 2022 directly aligned with Pluto’s astrological return, the importance of which cannot be minimized as America returns to the astrology of its birth.
Mia guides us through her life, back to her childhood, her education in art and journalism, and the intersections and turning points that led her to the Lakota and beyond.
Mia Feroleto is a well-known art advisor, activist and artist who divides her time between Vermont and South Dakota.
She was the creator of A SHELTER FROM THE STORM: ARTISTS FOR THE HOMELESS OF NEW YORK and ARTWALK NY, an annual event for Coalition for the Homeless that has been copied all around the country since beginning in 1995. Feroleto has organized numerous benefit auctions and large-scale special events at major auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, the Women’s Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Harvard Club in New York City.
Feroleto has served on the board of directors of such organizations as Dance Theater Workshop and Sculpture Center. Many performing artists who went on to receive a Genius Award from the MacArthur Foundation got their start at Dance Theater Workshop. She served on the board of directors of the Tatanka Ska Institute, the Indigenous school being founded by Paula Looking Horse, wife of Chief Arvol Looking Horse, the keeper of the sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman Pipe.
Feroleto is the publisher of New Observations Magazine, the producer/creator of HEMP NY CITY, a partner in the founding of the Thunderheart Center for the Arts in Wasta, South Dakota, and the creator and producer of the Consciousness and Contact conferences that have received worldwide recognition. Mia Feroleto is the host of the New Observations podcast on Unknown Country, the channel for all things Whitley Strieber. She is a committed to animal rights and an animal welfare activist. She is determined to maximize visibility for the arts and our cultural world, and is currently developing the Adopt an Artist Program to send artists around the globe to create and develop their art.