Steven StandingCloud and Gordon Coons Art Reception - P4
November 15, 2023
State-wide media showed up to the Gordon Coons and Steven StandingCloud art reception including MPR News, WDSE-TV and Line Break Media.
Our Cultural Arts Program funder McKnight Foundation is producing video features on a few programs that they support. AICHO was selected. So a film crew came up early on Saturday to interview AICHO Executive Director LeAnn Littlewolf (Leech Lake Nation tribal citizen) and Artist Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles Nation tribal. citizen). Then they stayed to get footage of the reception.
We are grateful for this state-wide recognition of the great work that AICHO is providing our Indigenous and BIPOC artists, and larger community. We are looking forward to seeing the video and all the visual documentation that was taken by the media that special night.
Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles Nation tribal member) and Steven StandingCloud (Red Lake Nation tribal member) Art Reception Program featured a welcome by Ivy Vainio (Grand Portage Nation direct descendant), guest speaker presentation by Miikanan Gallery Program Director Karen Goulet (White Earth Nation tribal member), and artist talks by Gordon and Steven. Music provided by James Harvin (Nahua).
Gerry Walz (pic of Ivy). All others taken by Ivy
Funding provided by McKnight Foundation
Gordon Coons and Steven StandingCloud Art Reception on Saturday night! It was off the charts exciting! So many people, including media! MPR News, WDSE-TV, and Line Break Media were there helping to document the event. Here are pics pre-artist talk program. Miigwech to Gordon, Steven and everyone who showed up to celebrate our artists! Incredible music by James Harvin, Afro-Indigenous (Nahua).
Photos by Ivy Vainio.
Miigwech to McKnight Foundation for funding our cultural arts program and for attending the reception!