Native Art

In my point of view,  what I see out there is different. Some people will go and just post the signs, but there's no meaning to the picture...Where I am, I always try to go to the back, the back of the crowd... because that's where you find your most interesting shot..the people on the back are just as important than the people in the front. I like to tell the entire story. - Nedahness Rose Greene



...most of the time, it's just making the mark and being expressive....I try to see the character in the marks that I'm making on the canvas and work from there...usually it kind of reveals itself to me in some way... - Quinton Decker on getting inspiration thru his artistic process

I just love beadwork - Thomas Stillday

Marlena Myles is one of few Dakota women creating digital art.  Her work highlights indigenous culture with aesthetic appeal and educational opportunities.  In addition to gallery showings,  her many projects include illustrations for the books Kikta Wo/Kikta Ye!

Delina White’s I Am Anishinaabe fashion designs have walked the runways of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the world-renowned Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. And they will soon make their way to the Northwest Indian Community Development Center in Bemidji.

"I have a lot of friends and family members who are two spirit and it really hurts me when they have issues about being bullied and so I'm here to support my two spirit relatives in being who they are." - Delina White

This month a traveling exhibit that started at the Gizhiigen Arts Incubator in Mahnomen, MN makes its way to the offices of the Region 2 Arts Council in Bemidji as well as the Miikanan Gallery inside the Watermark Art Center.  

As Program Manager for First People's Fund, Jeremy Staab works to improve native communities by helping  native artists realize their transformational potential and succeed in the business of art. With tools, educational opportunities and resources for native artists, First People's Fund is positively impacting the lives, the economy and the spirit of whole communities. 

Karen Goulet is the director of the Miikanan Gallery in Bemidji.  Housed within the Watermark Art Center, the Miikanan is dedicated solely to featuring Indigenous art.  Tonight, Goulet hosts a presentation titled, "Indigenous Innovations in the Arts"  at the Watermark.   The event is free, begins at 6:30 and everyone is welcome.  She stopped

Every first Friday of the month, we connect with folks across northern Minnesota and find out what is happening in the arts scenes across our listening area.  Karen Goulet is the Program Director for the Miikanan Gallery inside the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji.