I would like to share some exciting news with you. My 2 most popular pieces “Live Long and Prosper (Spock was a half-breed)” and “Hello Kitti Tipi” along with an interview are featured in the new book “War Baby/Love Child, Mixed Race Asian American Art” which was just released and is now available from the University of Washington Press, http://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/KINWAR.html
An art exhibit of work by artists in the book will open this April at the DePaul University Museum of Art here in Chicago, then it will travel to Seattle to the Wing Luke Museum by next year.
I am honored to be featured in this book to represent mixed Asian/Native Americans along with fellow artist, mixed Asian/Native and good friend, Louie Gong. The mixed race experience is an important one to share. I am proud to be both Korean and Jemez Pueblo!
Watch this promotional video for the book, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJp0MDtKqyY
And get yourself a copy! Thanks for your time!
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Frances Hagemann, Ojibwa/Metis
Exhibitions: Frances is on the Board of Directors and is a teacher and tour guide at the Mitchell Museum of The American Indian in Evanston, IL.
Every year, the Spirited Daughters hold an art exhibit showcasing art by Native American women ages 10-30 years old, led by Kitty Alfonso, who started the group in response to decreasing numbers in young women applying for the yearlong ambassador position “Miss Indian Chicago”. She thought that through art, young women could harvest their creativity and get some practice being in the spotlight through the 3-month long exhibit. It is a way to provide young women a place to express themselves through art, poetry, music and photographs. Participants also learn and develop basic skills such as recruiting, marketing, fundraising, and developing their own leadership skills by planning the annual event. Funds raised throughout the year go toward providing materials for them to create their exhibit that goes on display for 3 months at Trickster Gallery, an extension of the American Indian Center of Chicago.
Nora Moore Lloyd, Ojibwe Nora’s photographs have been shown at dozens of galleries throughout the world including the American Indian Center, Chicago History Museum, and the Field Museum in Chicago and internationally at Museo Nacional de Etnografia y Folklore – La Paz, Bolivia and Museo Nacional de Arqueologia y Ethnologia de Guatemala – Guatemala City, Guatemala. Her images have been published in several books including Chicago’s 50 Years of Powwow by Arcadia Publishing and Native Chicago, Volumes I and II by McNaughton & Gunn, Inc. She is a regular contributor to Whisper N Thunder, an online magazine on Native American topics.