In partnership with All My Relations Gallery, Native American Community Development Institute, and SPOKES, Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition is excited to invite you to a cultural event and bike ride this Sunday, October 19th, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 19th
1:00 p.m. Tour with All My Relations Gallery staff of "On Fertile Ground"
1:45 p.m. Casual group ride to the Weisman Art Museum (333 E River Pkwy.): 4 miles, no one will be left behind!
2:15 p.m. Self-guided tour of "Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes)"
~3:00 p.m. Group ride back to All My Relations Gallery, or feel free to split off on your own at any time
August 15th- November 15th, 2014
"Chemically Wasted Warhorse." John Hitchcock, 2011
Please join us to celebrate the wealth and diversity of Native artists from this region! This exhibition will take place once annually over a period of three years. Each show will highlight 15 different artists, ultimately providing a comprehensive overview of 45 artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota.
2014 Artist include: Judith Allen, Wendy Boivin, Alexandra Buffalohead, Julie Buffalohead, Nelson Chasing Hawk, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock, Wanesia Misquadace, Karen Savage, Nelda Schrupp, James Star Comes Out, Jodi Webster, Dennis White, Jennifer White, and Monte Yellow Bird.
October 3rd, 2014- January 4th, 2015
Anishinaabensag Biimskowebshkigewag (Native Kids Ride Bikes) is an exhibition featuring lowrider bicycles created by urban Native youth, contemporary Indigenous artists, and non-Native university students in Michigan. The exhibition’s central theme of bikes and mobility—physical and economic—are based on the sacred Anishinaabeg teachings known as Niizhwaaswi G’mishomisinaanig or Our Seven Grandfathers. The lead project artists imparted these seven core values, along with Métis and Cayuse knowledge to the youth through a series of workshops, and the values are echoed in the bikes they created.
This exhibition is based on a project funded through a National Museum of the American Indian’s Artist Leadership Grant.
The exhibition includes seven lowrider bicycles, twenty-two photographs, a video of the production of the bicycles, 250 felt pennants, and eight flags. The pennants and flags include concepts from the Anishnaabeg teachings such as Nbwaakaawin (Wisdom), Zaagi’idiwin (Love), Minaadendamowin (Respect), and Aakwa’ode’ewin (Bravery).