Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island (Feb. 14 – June 21st, 2019) is a suite of exhibitions featuring works from emerging to established Indigenous artists highlighting the ongoing epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
In light of the local movement to stop sexual exploitation and the international #MMIW awareness campaign, Bring Her Home shares visual stories of the impacted women and families affected who resonate the plea, “we just want to know where she is. We just want to bring her home.”
Curator Angela Two Stars and assistant curator Moira Villard bring together artist to reclaim the identities of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Rather than reduce the issue to a statistic, artists are challenged to address the complexities of this epidemic while honoring the lift of each Indigenous woman as we would a sister, a wife, a mother, a best friend, a cousin, or a daughter.
Angela Two Stars (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) is a visual artist, curator, and educator. She received her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design. Activism plays a recurring role in Angela’s work in an effort to create positive change and raise awareness to contemporary issues.
Moira Villiard is a multidisciplinary artist from the Fond du Lac Reservation; she’s known creatively for her surreal and portrait paintings and digital design work, as well as for her professional/nonprofit work in the field of creative placemaking.
Featuring art by Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Avis Charley, Molly Murphy Adams, Karen Goulet, Angela Babby, Wade Patton, Leah Yellowbird, and more.