Artist, Standing Rock water protector Cannupa Hanska Luger coming to Fresno State

Cannupa Hanksa Luger

Cannupa Hanska Luger, a renowned Native American artist who made mirrored shields for water protectors at the protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, will be at Fresno State from March 27 to April 7. The College of Arts and Humanities’ Center for Creativity and the Arts, in collaboration with the Department of […]

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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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‘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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