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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Closing Reception for No More Stolen Sisters & Culture and Community Exhibits July 31, 2022

No More Stolen Sisters

The Rahr-West Art Museum is pleased to announce closing reception for the No More Stolen Sisters and Culture and Community exhibits on July 31, 2022 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.  A program will begin at 2:00 pm including remarks by artist Valaria Tatera, “Gather ‘Round with Karen Ann Hoffman,” and the Red Sand Project.  Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

The No More Stolen Sisters exhibition showcases technically diverse artworks of Indigenous artists and allies addressing a range of experiences surrounding the violence against and loss of Indigenous women, girls and 2 spirits. Material ranges from works on paper, mixed-media installation, metal, clay, quillwork, textile and paint. 

The Culture and Community:  A Celebration of Regional Indigenous Art, Craft, and Tradition exhibit highlights the excellence of regional Indigenous artists.  This exhibit features a variety of mediums ranging from photography to contemporary sculpture and traditional raised beadwork

Artists in the two exhibits include:

  • Chloé Allyn
  • Kimberly Blaeser
  • Rebecca Burns 
  • Sebastian Carré
  • Celeste Contreras 
  • Raoul Deal
  • Dinorah Marquez
  • Andrea Narno
  • Teresa Faris
  • Monica Gilles-Brings Yellow 
  • Harmony Hill 
  • Scott Hill
  • John Hitchcock
  • Niki Johnson
  • Tom Jones 
  • Lorena Lazard
  • CK Ledesma 
  • Dakota Mace 
  • Elias Jade Not Afraid 
  • JJ Otero 
  • Valaria Tatera
  • A Thompson 
  • Nibiiwakamigkwe
  • James Kelly
  • Karen Ann Hoffman
  • Debra Fabian
  • Roberto Torres Mata
  • Christopher Sweet
  • Rosemary Malanik
  • Weeya Calif
  • Paul Smith
  • Rae Skenandore

  

About the Presenters

Valaria Tatera is a Wisconsin based visual artist, lecturer, curator and activist whose work investigates the intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment. An enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Valaria explores self-identity and contemporary Indigenous issues such as the impact of colonization on Indigenous Erasure, Visibility and Resilience. Learn more at valariatatera.com

 

Karen Ann Hoffman is a renowned Haudenosaunee Raised Beadwork artist of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.  Hoffman’s has curated many exhibits of work by Native artists and is nationally recognized for her beadwork with distinctions like being a 2020 NEA National Heritage Fellow.  She has work in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Field Museum, and the Iroquois Indian Museum. Learn more about Karen Ann Hoffman on her website karenannhoffman.com

 

Red Sand Project is a participatory artwork created by Molly Gochman that uses sidewalk interventions and earthwork installations to create opportunities for people to question, connect and take action against vulnerabilities that can lead to human trafficking and exploitation. Find more information at redsandproject.org

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