2022 Serenity, Joyce Arndt

Ninanda-minwaajim – “I seek to tell a good story”

RECEPTION Sep 15. EXHIBIT Sep 9 – Nov11. Joyce Arndt was cut off from her cultural identity during much of her childhood. As a toddler, she was placed in foster care and became homeless as a young woman. Knowing that her identity as a Native American was portrayed negatively because of stereotypes and racism, she began to use art as a way to portray her people in a positive light.

Cedar Bark Mat weaving

Gaa-miinigoowiziyang – What We were Given

RECEPTION Jan 14, 2 – 4pm. EXHIBIT December 8- extended to February 25, 2023. The artwork of the local Native grassroots organization “Manidoo Ogitigaan” Or Spirit Garden, reflects their desire to revitalize art forms and cultural knowledge in a meaningful way that bridges gaps in order to build lasting relationships and a cultural legacy. To protect and preserve resources for generations to come, all materials were gathered in a manner akin to the original inhabitants of the land and processed in a way that is not harmful.

Aabijijiwan – It Flows Continuously

EXHIBIT MAY 13 – AUGUST 17. RECEPTION MAY 15 – This exhibit is the culmination of two and a half years of artistic and scientific collaboration between two artists from opposite ends of the Misi Ziibi (Mississippi River). The multimedia works have also been interwoven in time to represent the artists personal histories as well as those of Indigenous peoples who have lived on the banks of the river since time immemorial. This exhibit is about giving voice through art to the untold stories that connect us to this waterway.