Art of Indigenous Resistance is produced by Honor the Earth. A unique national Native initiative, Honor the Earth has worked to raise public awareness of grassroots Native environmental groups for 31 years. Honor the Earth is also dedicated to amplifying the voices of indigenous communities through art and advocacy, showing commitment to restoring a paradigm that recognizes our collective humanity and our joint dependence on the Earth.
The exhibition features the work of leading artists and art-activist collectives from across the nation, whose work creates awareness of the social, economic, environmental, and political issues that affect indigenous people and the world at large.
“The Mad Scientist of Music,” a modern-day John Cage, and provocative integrator of art forms, Mark Applebaum masterfully crafts intricate visual artworks of signs and symbols that can also be interpreted and played by musicians.View Exhibition
The Horse Nation of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ explores how horses have shaped the history, spirituality, and culture of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota people of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ or Seven Council Fires.View Exhibition
How Great I Am will feature a series of recent trompe l’oeil (deceive the eye) ceramic works by artist in residence Tim Kowalczyk.View Exhibition
In 2017, the Northern Plains lost one of its most beloved artists – Charles Beck – at the age of 94, leaving an unrivaled artistic legacy. Beck attended Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) where he furthered his artistry under the influential painter Cy Running. His art studies were interrupted by World War II, where he enlisted in the Naval Air Corps to train as a pilot.View Exhibition
Since 2011, a group of emerging and professional artists has met weekly at the Plains Art Museum and our Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity for a painting class led by one of Fargo’s most prominent and ambitious abstract painters, Marjorie Schlossman.View Exhibition