In Our Own Words: Native Impressions
Opens at the North Dakota Museum of Art April 3, 2016
Who are contemporary American Indian people in North Dakota? What are their stories? Printmaker Daniel Heyman came to North Dakota from Princeton University determined to ask those questions. His invitation came from two University of North Dakota faculty, printmaker Kim Fink and graphic designer Lucy Ganje. Fink is the Founding Director of Sundog Multiples, a student-focused print shop at the University (UND). Accompanied by Leigh Jeanotte, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Director of UND's American Indian Student Services, the three artists set out for North Dakota's Reservations.* Working through the tribal colleges, they began their interviews.
Their final work "Native Impressions" includes both portraits and text from a range of people living on North Dakota's four reservations including business people, farmers, ranchers, teachers, politicians, tribal leaders, and community members.
In Our Own Words: Native Impressions opens at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, on April 3, 2016 at 4 pm and continues through July 10. All three artists and a number of North Dakota Native people involved in the Native Impressions project will speak at the opening.
Read the press release here.