At 6 pm, Walker Chief Curator Henriette Huldisch will lead a short tour of Okciyapi. Please meet at the artwork located on the west side of the Garden, near the Parade Stadium Parking Lot.
At 7 pm, artist Angela Two Stars discusses her recent Walker-commissioned work Okciyapi (2021) as well as her studio and public art practice with associate professor Darlene St. Clair. The multisensory, participatory sculpture Okciyapi (Help Each Other) honors the work of Dakota language revitalization and is the first public artwork by a Native artist to be sited in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. The talk will be held in the Walker Cinema.
Free tickets for the talk will be available at the Main Lobby desk beginning at 5:30 pm.
About the Participants
Angela Two Stars is a Twin Cities–based public artist and curator. She is the director of All My Relations Arts and received her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design. She is currently developing work for Winona State University and her art can be seen throughout the Twin Cities, including at the St. Paul Port Authority and Bde Maka Ska in Minneapolis. Two Stars is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate.
Darlene St. Clair is an associate professor at St. Cloud State University, where she teaches American Indian Studies and directs the Multicultural Resource Center. Her work focuses on the integration of Native cultures, histories, and languages into curricula and educational institutions. She is Bdewakantunwan Dakota and a citizen of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota.
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Admission is free on Thursday nights, 5-9 pm. Gallery admission tickets must be reserved separately, quantities are limited.
The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and route to the sculpture Okciyapi are wheelchair accessible. Assistive-listening devices will be available for the tour. Participants will be given complimentary disposable headphones to use or may bring their own (compatible with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack).
The artist talk and tour on Thursday, June 23, will have ASL interpretation.
Assistive-listening devices are available in the Walker Cinema upon request.
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