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Wednesday, February 28, 2024 — The unique intersection of Black and Indigenous artwork

There’s a richness when Black and Indigenous cultures meet. But there’s also some exclusion arising from outside expectations that someone needs to be one or the other. Artists who have a foot in more than one culture have a creative way of expressing that blended identity and the joys and drawbacks of a shared, but separate history. We’ll hear from artists who draw from two or more prominent cultural sources.


Paige Pettibon (Bitterroot Salish, Black, and white), visual artist and jewelry maker 

Monica Rickert-Bolter (Prairie Band Potawatomi), visual artist and director of operations at the Center for Native Futures

Mikailah Thompson (Nimiipuu), owner of Beadwork by Mikailah and Indigenous Creative, LLC