Event Title

The Seeds You Sow: Jamie Okuma and the Evolution of Native American Beadwork

Presenter Information

Sarah Hixson

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Ashley Busby

Start Date

24-4-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

24-4-2018 1:00 PM

Description

Beadwork in the Western art world is deemed a decorative, and thus secondary, art medium. However, for Native American artists, the tradition of beadwork continues to be an important and necessary connection to their heritage and culture. Contemporary Native American works, unlike that of their Western peers, continues the legacy and resilience of the past instead of breaking from it and serves as a symbol of hope for the future. This presentation addresses the history of Native beadwork traditions, Western influences, and the vitality of the medium among Indigenous communities in the US through a focus on the evolving work of contemporary artist, Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/ Shoshone-Bannock

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The Seeds You Sow: Jamie Okuma and the Evolution of Native American Beadwork

Beadwork in the Western art world is deemed a decorative, and thus secondary, art medium. However, for Native American artists, the tradition of beadwork continues to be an important and necessary connection to their heritage and culture. Contemporary Native American works, unlike that of their Western peers, continues the legacy and resilience of the past instead of breaking from it and serves as a symbol of hope for the future. This presentation addresses the history of Native beadwork traditions, Western influences, and the vitality of the medium among Indigenous communities in the US through a focus on the evolving work of contemporary artist, Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/ Shoshone-Bannock