Todd Bordeaux, a Sicangu Lakota and Dakota artist, merges contemporary ideas and traditional forms.
The mix of contemporary art and traditional media in "Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place" has been so popular that All My Relations Gallery in south Minneapolis is adding two weeks to the exhibit's run. The show will now close December 31 before embarking on a six-month tour to four other sites in Minnesota.
It features work by 17 artists from the Minnesota region, all enrolled members of American Indian tribes. Their art ranges from paintings on skateboards to traditional birch-bark "chews" in which designs are bitten into nearly transparent sheets of birch bark. Beadwork, quill-embroidery, quilting, jewelry, metalwork are included.
The exhibit sites and dates are:
All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
November 4-December 31 2011
Hage Atrium, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
January 3-January 31, 2012
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
February 14-March 17, 2012
Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia, MN
April 1-May 18, 2012
Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN
May 28-June 30, 2012