...the feedback that we've received from the exhibition...it's been incredibly emotional because it's such a heavy topic. People have their own personal experiences that they bring to the exhibition - family experiences... I think one of the greatest things that I've witnessed is the fact that with this exhibition traveling, it allows these other organizations that work directly with battered women or women's issues to be able to come together and provide access to services.... we had a basically....a summit here at All My Relations Arts of all these programs here in the Twin Cities that work with Native women that came together to talk about how they could work together to provide help to women. - Angela Two Stars
Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island is a collaborative, curated, traveling art exhibit featuring the works of 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States - jewelry, beadwork, multi-media pieces, oil paintings, clothing and much more. Highlighting the epidemic of violence against native women, the artists tell their own stories and those of impacted women, families and communities thru their artwork. In doing so, they are raising awareness of the ongoing issue that affects so many native families.
On loan from All My Relations Arts in Minneapolis, Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island is on display at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji thru the end of November. This Saturday, November 2nd, Watermark Art Center will be taking part in a special day of raising awareness through action and education. In addition to a free silk screening event from 11am-2pm, Angela Two Stars, one of the curators of the exhibit will be talking with youth about what it means to go missing at 10am and she'll give a curator talk at 1pm.
We spoke with Angela Two Stars on the morning show about the exhibit, the epidemic of violence against native women, and the impact the traveling art experience has had on viewers thus far.