2015 UPPER MIDWEST ARTIST FELLOWS

Amelia Cornelius

We are saddened to report that Amelia Cornelius walked on in early 2016 after lifetime dedicated to passing on tradition in her family by teaching the next generation how to make traditional Oneida dolls the same way her grandmother taught her.

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April Stone-Dahl

April Stone-Dahl is attempting to revive an ancient art form, by learning and teaching Black Ash basket weaving, that no one else in her locale is doing.

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Bennett Brien

Brien’s rebar sculptures capture meaningful symbolism of the Native Plains life and may also be a metaphor for the life of a peaceful, humble warrior.

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Dyani White Hawk

Dyani White Hawk’s dynamic multimedia paintings come from an inward inspiration of reflections and contemplations that intrigue, engage and draw viewers into the wonder of her work.

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Jim Denomie

Art curators, students, professors are studying Jim Denomie’s work and more and more are publicizing their learning of the intricacy, satire of his paintings.

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Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson’s fiber art is relevant as the work draws upon our human emotions and is the core for the narratives that can be found in her textile designs.

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Pat Kruse

Pat Kruse is one of few actively practicing traditional birch bark art who is learning from and teaching about his museum research in order to revive knowledge of traditional Ojibwe birch bark designs.

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