All My Relations Arts Transitions to NACDI
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Minneapolis, MN- February 16, 2010 -- All My Relations Arts, a premier American Indian arts program in the Twin Cities, has become an initiative of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI). After ten years as a program of Great Neighborhoods! Development Corporation (GNDC) mounting dozens of successful American Indian visual arts exhibits in the Ancient Traders Gallery, All My Relations Arts has officially transitioned to NACDI. This move will continue to promote American Indian arts and artists within the American Indian Cultural Corridor on Franklin Avenue.
Both NACDI and GNDC have worked to create a smooth transition for All My Relations Arts, sharing an interest in seeing American Indian arts flourish in the community. Arts organizations and foundations with a history of funding the program have stated their support for the transition.
As an initiative of NACDI, All My Relations Arts will continue to be a conduit for neighborhood revitalization and community building in the area. “All My Relations Arts is an important asset to the community,” said Justin Huenemann, president of NACDI. “American Indian art, culture, and business are essential elements of a vibrant American Indian Cultural Corridor.” Over the next year, NACDI will work to identify a new, permanent gallery space for All My Relations Arts.
All My Relations Arts’ next exhibit, in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society, will take place at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, opening May 20th, 2010. Original Green will present American Indian views and stories of the river near St. Anthony Falls and surrounding area.
An “In-Progress,” discussion with artist contributing to Original Green, will take place March 10 from 6-8 p.m. in the Many Rivers East community room, 1508 East Franklin Ave.
Artists contributing to Original Green are Carolyn Lee Anderson, Gordon Coons, Gwen Westerman and Bobby Wilson. The show will remain at Mill City until November of 2010. Following the Mill City exhibit Original Green will be presented within the American Indian Cultural Corridor in late 2010 or early 2011.