FEATURING MINNESOTA MASTER FILMMAKER - MISSY WHITEMAN
Missy Whiteman (Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo) understands her work to be a voice for her ancestors to foster deeper understanding and to cultivate positive change. While based in part on traditional cultural ways and ideas, her work also addresses themes of loss in relation to larger cultural forces and the rebirth process of healing and redefinition of cultural identity.
Many of Missy’s short films incorporate, Indigenous languages, teachings and values and have screened for audiences ranging from, intertribal to local urban venues like The Walker Art Center to national venues such as National Geographic All Roads Festival. Currently she is a recipient of The Sundance Native Lab fellowship and Jerome Fellowship for her short film project (Coyote Way: Going Back Home).
Master Workshops feature notable digital storytellers sharing their divergent career paths as self-taught artists and providing opportunities for Nexus participants to connect in meaningful ways to some of the most impactful artists working in Minnesota and beyond.
Master workshops typically include an introduction to the presenter's artistic path, creative activity and opportunity for participants to share their work and engage in a dialogue with the presenter.
These sessions are open to the public but pre-registration is highly encouraged as each session will be capped at 12 participants.
This event is made possible through the generous support of the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning Program.