Artist Jamilla Okubo is using her craft to illustrate the power of Black women. Raised in Washington DC, Jamilla Okubo uses her art to give a positive visual representation of Black women. Okubo is vocal about empowering women because of her upbringing.
Ellen Bepp has been exhibiting her work since the 1980s, drawing from her Japanese heritage to create a wide range of art from wearable art, textile paintings, taiko drumming performance, theatrical costuming, mixed media collage and handcut paper.
In this Her Stories interview with Korina Emmerich, the designer and activist describes her experience growing up as a Native person in a white society. She shares how she came to love fashion, deciding at an early age that she was going to be an artist who used fashion as her medium.
Mitcholos Touchie, or A Mind With Wings, is a Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ/ Nuučaan̓uɫ artist from a small village on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. He joined us for our Spoken Word residency in 2017. While here, he performed one of his pieces that explores the nature of the word “Indian.
With a poet's precision and an intellectually adventurous spirit, Elizabeth Alexander explores a wide spectrum of contemporary African American artistic life through literature, paintings, popular media, and films, and discusses its place in current culture.