Hopkins Center for the Arts Hosts Leah Yellowbird’s ‘Can You Hear Me Now’
Native American artist Leah Yellowbird created works that are on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts through July 31. Yellowbird, who specializes in beadwork, says her colorful artwork informs and connects with her First Nations Algonquin-Metis and Anishinaabe heritage.
“After a challenging time in my life I took a step back from everything and decided to pick up a paintbrush, something that had been absent from my hand for two decades,” she said.
Yellowbird had her first solo exhibition in 2013.
“Since then I have been painting, beading and creating full time. I think of my process in the context of survival; painting and beading are like breathing to me,” said Yellowbird in a post on the Hopkins Center for the Arts’ website.
Jim Clark, visual arts director at Hopkins Center for the Arts, says the art captures Yellowbird’s expressive identity.
“It incorporates elements of traditional Native art as well as her own personal unique worldview expression,” said Clark.
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