Canadian Métis artist Jaime Black has been displaying her installation exhibit The REDress Project, which recognizes the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, at public spaces and art museums for a decade.
This episode focuses on art created by Tribal members, highlighting both a stop-motion animator and a painter who mixes foundations of Native American art with eclecticism. A staff member of the CPN Eagle Aviary teaches the similarities and differences between bald and golden eagles, which the aviary houses.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Building in Rossville, Kansas, fosters kinship through a wide variety of classes. Elders, in particular, gather at the center for companionship and fun. Tribal member Judy Boyles teaches a gourd decorating class on occasion and appreciates the outlet.
Tribal member John Pockrus spent years learning how to decorate buffalo skulls as well as the importance of every piece chosen to adorn one.
According to the old saying, when one door closes, another one opens. Citizen Potawatomi Nation tribal member Tony Morton experienced this when Kasum Contemporary Fine Art in Oklahoma City shut its doors in November 2017. While the storefront was a steady staple in OKC’s ever-changing Plaza District, Morton and his co-owner and spouse Stacey Miller Read More »
“I’ve always loved art, and at an early age loved to draw and use markers,” Citizen Potawatomi Nation member Stuart Sampson told the Hownikan over coffee at The Red Cup in Oklahoma City. “I have had no training as far as art school or anything like that. It was all just a love for painting. Read More »
After the balloons touched down, many of the pilots from this year’s FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival left with physical mementos of their participation thanks to one Tribal member. Charles Clark, who goes by his Citizen Potawatomi name, Kiktode, wore two hats during the event. In addition to organizing the festival’s art show, Clark spent months Read More »
She stood on a white-painted step, nestled into a softly blinking cocoon of cottony clouds as she described the exhibit. Her steel-hued dress glittered as she turned, explaining the surreal art exhibit to guests as they walked through it. Visitors of Current Studio’s SHIFT interact with a simulated forest, space capsule, migratory bird flight path, Read More »
Ojibwe birchbark artist Pat Kruse thinks about every aspect of a piece of art while he makes it — the trunk of the tree, the color the wood, time-honored traditions, future generations and global appreciation for Native artwork. “I’ve been teaching and doing this off and on for quite a long time — 20 years, Read More »
FireLake Gifts has an array of Pendleton Woolen Mills blankets for you and the whole family. If you would like to purchase an item, FireLake Gift Shop has many items like this that can be seen in our store located inside the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center or online at https://giftshop.potawatomi.org. Be sure to follow Read More »