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Jonathan Thunder: Contemporary Native Artist

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Jonathan Thunder is a painter, illustrator, experimental filmmaker and cartoonist.  Influenced by his native heritage, Thunder's bold, vibrant, work inspires conversation around contemporary and historical themes.  His illustrations accompany many Ojibwe language projects.  His artist in residence projects engage youth in the creation of public art.  His films ignite curiosity and wonder. Look for Thunder's upcoming projection installation at the Tweed Museum in Duluth and his illustrations in the book "Bowwow Powwow," a children's book written in both Ojibwe and English. For more about Jonathan Thunder, check out his website or MN Artists page. 

Katie Carter started at Northern Community Radio in 2008 as Managing Editor of the station's grant-funded, online news experiment Northern Community Internet. Since 2016, she's produced Area Voices showcasing the arts, culture, and history stories of northern Minnesota. She's our local host of NPR's All Things Considered and CBC's As It Happens every weekday from 4-7pm.