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Native Art: Louie Gong

December 12, 2017 - 3:50 pm

In this series, Louie Gong, Eighth Generation founder and Seattle Nooksack artist, explains “native inspired” doesn’t mean a native artist crafted the piece. He also shares his story about how he got involved in a project to enliven a local transitional shelter with genuine native art.  The goal was to inspire change in the lives of the local people transitioning from homelessness to housing.

Part 1 – Louie Gong gives some tips on how to tell if a piece was made by a native artist

Part 2 – Louie Gong shares how genuine native art has been used to enrich a local homeless shelter

Producer Yuko Kodama