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Female Native artists exhibit at Artistry


In many Native American communities, women are considered the cultural-bearers and the backbone of society. Historically, they are also the predominant producers of art. And yet, they are one of the most underrepresented groups on the arts scene. Dyani White Hawk aims to change that with “Sinew: Female Native Artists of the Twin Cities,” an exhibition featuring seven Minnesota-based artists from indigenous backgrounds opening this Friday at Artistry in Bloomington.

“If you’re in and around Native communities, you see the strength of Native women and the roles that they have to keep family and community together, healthy, and strong,” White Hawk says. “The title is about that: the strength that our women carry, not only in the arts and in the field, but in the communities. Sinew is crazy strong.”


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