The art of dream catchers


Dell Miller has been passing on the history and legends of the Dream Catcher in Lee Anne Cole’s art classes.

One element of Dream Catchers is the hoop, a round circle symbolizing strength and unity.

NEWBERRY — Retired teacher Dell Miller has returned to Newberry High School — this time as a volunteer to share her expertise with creating elaborate Indian weavings known as Dream Catchers.

Miller has been passing on the history and legends of the Dream Catcher in Lee Anne Cole’s art classes. Traditionally intended to protect sleeping individuals from negative dreams, the Dream Catcher has been a part of Native American culture for generations. One element of Dream Catchers is the hoop, a round circle symbolizing strength and unity.

All of Cole’s beginning art students have been given the opportunity to create their own unique Dream Catchers.

“Having a guest artist interact with students is an invaluable teaching tool,” Cole said.

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