UND art project focuses on the lives of American Indians
Three artists have teamed up to share the stories of some of the area's Native Americans.
Sundog Multiples, a student-focused print shop at UND, is working on a project titled "In Our Own Words: Native Impressions."
The project encompasses 26 prints that explore the lives of contemporary American Indian people in North Dakota. Within the project are 12 portraits of tribal members and 14 letterpress prints.
"This is a very unique project and we're very excited about it," said Kim Fink, a professor at UND and the director of Sundog Multiples.
Fink, along with UND art faculty Lucy Ganje and Philadelphia artist Daniel Heyman traveled to four North Dakota tribal colleges to talk to tribal members about their experiences living in America. On each portrait are words from those interviews.
Fink said the group hopes to exhibit the project regionally and nationally, starting this winter. The first outing is scheduled for December at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.