Watermark Artist Reception and Exhibit opening: Joyce Jackson Arndt
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September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Watermark Art Center
505 Bemidji Ave N
Bemidji MN 56601
Watermark welcomes Joyce Jackson Arndt (White Earth Nation) to the Miikanan Gallery with her exhibit, “Ninanda-minwaajim – I seek to tell a good story”. The exhibit opens September 9th with a reception for Arndt from 5 to 7pm on Friday, September 15. The exhibit is a retrospective and contains many of her favorite pieces representative of her past.
Arndt was cut off from her cultural identity during much of her childhood. As a toddler, she was placed in foster care and became homeless as a young woman. Knowing that her identity as a Native American was portrayed negatively because of stereotypes and racism, she began to use art as a way to portray her people in a positive light.
She likes to work with watercolor, oils and acrylic. Her mural work has been featured in Wadena and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Arndt is retired now but continues to use art to find her way, always believing most people have good intentions.
The exhibit will be on display through November 11, 2023. Watermark is free and open to the public Monday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm and is located at 505 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji, Minnesota, 218-444-7570. Visit WatermarkArtCenter.org for more exhibit, event and class information.
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