ACHF Arts Access
I will further develop my artistic abilities by portraying Native American artists in a new series that supports a climate of cultural competency. I will keep a journal for assessment and documentation while creating the series of portraits that challenge traditional stereotypes of Native American art. Evaluation forms will be used to ask the audience what they have learned. 2: I will create the portraits, schedule the venues, and prepare the work for travel, with the final goal of touring and engaging Minnesota communities. The first venue will exhibit before February 28, 2014 and be scheduled to exhibit in three to four communities, after the grant period. I will offer a workshop that encourages audience participation and develop a form for evaluation and documentation.
I was able to expand and further develop my artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. I visited artists in their studios in Grand Portage, Minneapolis and in my studio in Breckenridge to interview, photograph and collect photographs for the collaged backgrounds. I painted and portrayed Native American artists in a new series challenging traditional stereotypes. 2: I painted the portraits, had them framed and have them ready to travel. I had an exhibit in Fergus Falls in January 2014 at the Lake Region Arts Council Gallery. The reception was small because of a blizzard. (I almost didn't go myself.) The next exhibit is scheduled at the Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls Minnesota August -October 2014 and still working on showing in Minneapolis.