Credit: Art Gallery Ontario, Toronto. © Christi Belcourt
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Help Mia get started on a youth mural project, lead by artist Natchez Beaulieu. This summer local youth will work together to design and paint a mural inspired by Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at Minneapolis Institute of Art. Share your visions of how we can honor Native Women Artists in our community. We will project these first ideas onto the All My Relations Gallery to begin the creative process.
Women have long been the creative force behind Native American art. Presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, this first major exhibition of artwork by Native women celebrates the achievements of over 115 artists from the United States and Canada spanning over 1,000 years. Their triumphs—from pottery, textiles, and painting, to photographic portraits, to a gleaming El Camino—show astonishing innovation and technical mastery.
Natchez Beaulieu-Stately, (Ogemaikwe) an Anishinaabekwe of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, grew up in the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis. She is inspired by beadwork’s floral patterns. This art form beautifully incorporates new ideas with traditional patterns.