Artist’s involvement at Standing Rock changed the direction of her Fresno State exhibition

Merritt Johnson

Just a day after her exhibition at Fresno State opened, artist Merritt Johnson presented a workshop to several teenagers from the Fresno American Indian Health Project. She greeted them using Indian phrases. For the next hour, Johnson and the students explored the components of the exhibition. Standing next to one piece, she explained to the young […]

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Artist and Standing Rock protester Merritt Johnson brings exhibition to Fresno State

Artist Merritt Johnson

The work of a collection of multimedia artists who positioned themselves as “water protectors” at Standing Rock, N.D., in opposition to the North Dakota Access Pipeline will be on display at Fresno State Jan. 17-27 in the Phebe Conley Art Gallery. “This is a Creation Story: Merritt Johnson and the Unnamed Collective” is a multimedia […]

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‘Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation’

Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger

The 2016-17 theme for the Center for Creativity and the Arts is “Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation.” This year’s theme celebrates the rich artistry of Native peoples of California and North America, as well as the indigenous Mexican diaspora of California’s Central Valley. In October, CCA presented “Elotes con Sangre, the Journey Home, Photographs and ‘Neirikas’ […]

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‘Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation’

The Center for Creativity and the Arts (CCA) at Fresno State invites the Central Valley community to attend events scheduled for the 2016-2017 arts programming theme, “Native Communities: Tradition and Innovation.” This year’s theme celebrates the rich artistry of Native peoples of California and North America, as well as the indigenous Mexican diaspora of California’s […]

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