Exhibit: “Supporting Indigenous Sisters - An International Print Exchange”

Dates: March 1-31
Location: Dayton Memorial Library Hartman Gallery

This portfolio of pieces comes from 16 women artists — 8 of whom are Indigenous — to advocate for missing and murdered Indigenous women. The collection also acts as a tangible response to hashtags like #blacklivesmatter, #metoo, #nastywomen, #womenrising, #resist, #nomorestolensister and #MMIW, which seek to help women collectively share what we have experienced and are still witnessing. Since the creation of this portfolio, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland has announced the creation of a special unit to investigate missing and murdered Native Americans.

Artists were invited by Melanie Yazzie, professor of art practices and head of printmaking at the University of Colorado, and Catherine Prose, professor of art at Midwestern State University.

Artwork: How Many Broken Hearts by Amy Cordova
How Many Broken Hearts by Amy Cordova of Oaxaca, Mexico