September 27, 2019

Potawatomi Gifts seeks Nishnabé artisans

Potawatomi Gifts is looking for CPN members, as well as fellow Nishnabé, who are interested in having their work sold within the store.
September 23, 2019

Citizen Potawatomi artist uses new canvases for 2019 FireLake Fireflight Balloon Festival

To prepare the 29 pieces of art, Clark took extra care with each step including cleaning, priming, painting the balloon portrait, and sealing the ostrich egg. There are no specific tools made to hold ostrich eggs for painters like Clark. So, he created his own version.
August 8, 2019

American-Chinese artist’s career and work inspired by Native culture

Born in Guangzhou, China, Z.S. Liang had never seen anything like Native culture before, and he wanted to share it with the rest of the world. Filling gaps in the artistic representation of Indigenous stories remains the goal of Liang’s career.
July 23, 2019

Métis artist’s work calls out for missing and murdered Indigenous women

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.
June 25, 2019

Hownikan Podcast: June 2019

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.
April 5, 2019

Boyles’ gourd art connects the community in Kansas

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.
March 21, 2019

Pockrus considers life work dressing buffalo skulls more than art

Tribal member John Pockrus spent years learning how to decorate buffalo skulls as well as the importance of every piece chosen to adorn one.
December 14, 2018

Morton transitions Kasum Contemporary in new direction

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 […]
September 14, 2018

Preserving culture through art

“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 […]