On today’s show, we talk with Angela Two Stars (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) a public artist, curator, and director of All My Relations Arts, the art gallery at the Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis. Angela shares her enthusiasm for supporting contemporary Native Artists, and her passion for appreciating Native artwork without viewing it through a Euro-centric lens. Angela also shares her commitment to raising awareness of the endangered status of her tribe’s language, as well as others’, and draws attention to the critical need for language revitalization efforts.
While she is always on the lookout for ways to create opportunities for other artists, Angela Two Stars is renowned for her own artwork. Her professional arts career began at All My Relations Arts gallery as an exhibiting artist, which then led to her first curatorial role for the exhibition titled, Bring Her Home, Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island, a powerful exhibition highlighting the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Angela’s public art graces the shores of Bde Maka Ska and honors the Dakota people of Mni Sota. She has also been commissioned by the Walker Art Center to create a new work of public art at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in the fall of 2021.
Miigwech Angela for sharing your gift for art and your passion for artists and the power of creative expression.
Native Lights: Where Indigenous Voices Shine is produced by Minnesota Native News and Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities with support from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.
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