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 […]
August 22, 2018

Local artist donates talent to FireLake Balloon Festival

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 […]
August 1, 2018

Art Camp

The CPN Cultural Heritage Center will be hosting an Art Camp for ages 9-15 on July 31 and August 1. Camp will include drawing, painting and […]
July 31, 2018

Art Camp

The CPN Cultural Heritage Center will be hosting an Art Camp for ages 9-15 on July 31 and August 1. Camp will include drawing, painting and […]
February 7, 2018

Art imitates life: Nicole Emmons-Willis propels whimsy and awareness into a surrealistic spotlight

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 […]
January 22, 2018

Birchbark art: then and now: Ojibwe artist Pat Kruse learns, teaches traditional ways

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 […]