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Emerging Indigenous Voices:  A New Generation of Artists

The Emerging Indigenous Voices: A New Generation of Artists is a three-tier project that began this summer  on the campus of San Francisco State University (SFSU) under the direction of Kua`aina Associates, Inc., in partnerships with SFSU’s Native American Studies, the Cesar E. Chavez Institute and the Department of Art Printmaking Studio, and collaboration from the following community based organizations: Precita Eyes Mural Arts & Visitors Center, The Mission Girl’s Organization, 808 Urban and News from Native California.  


            The San Francisco Gathering (tier 1) came to an end on July 24 after two-weeks of  working side by side in the print studio at SFSU and working collaboratively on four mural panels in public view in the San Francisco Mission District. The artists celebrated their two-week achievements with an open studio event on the campus of San Francisco State University. The mural was presented to the College of Ethnic Studies. The following video clips were filmed and edited by artist participant, Kewana Duncan (Maori) and music by Sacramento Knoxx (Ojibwe/Chicano).

This clip features the first week of the project: Artists’ Seminar, which included workshops in Indigenous Approaches to Design  and Visioning Through the

Medium of Drawing. The workshops were facilitated by faculty artists Dylan Miner PhD (Métis) and Meleanna Meyer M.Ed. (Native Hawaiian).


The clip also includes the artists touring the murals in San Francisco’s Mission District and their field study- Working with Collections and Research Methods for Artists facilitated faculty artist, Bethany Edmund, MA (Maori) at the deYoung Fine Arts Museum.

 

Under the instruction of Master Printmaker Emmanuel C. Montoya, MFA, the artists worked in pairs and collaborated on a linocut print following the theme of self-portraits. For many of them, this was the first time they worked in the medium of the relief print.


This clip features the creative process and creation of the group mural that was created during the project. The mural was gifted to  the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.

This clip features the creative process and creation of the group mural that was created during the project. The mural was gifted to  the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.


This clip also includes statements from the artists and the closing open studio event.