Chicago Family Raises Funds For New Native Art Exhibit Overseas

Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo/Korean) and husband to open Native art exhibition in United Kingdom this summer.

Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo/Korean) and husband to open Native art exhibition in United Kingdom this summer. She named this work “Sublime”

CHICAGO – In June 2014, Rainmaker Gallery will be opening a new exhibition entitled “First People, Second City” in Bristol, UK. The show will feature work from Chris Pappan (Kaw/Osage) and Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo/Korean),  a married couple who reside in Chicago.

The mission of this exhibition is to dispel stereotypes Europeans may have of Native North Americans and contemporize Natives both in concepts and artistic representation. Both artists have lived in Chicago for over twenty years and have strong roots that are explored throughout their work.

The exhibit will further expound upon by Dr. Max Carocci, an associate with the Anthropology Research Centre at the British Museum. He will be presenting a lecture around “First People, Second City.”

This past week the Pappan family launched their HatchFund campaign to fund new creations for their exhibit in Bristol. Pappan will create new ledger drawings and paintings using historic and contemporary Chicago maps while juxtaposing with Native peoples who have or currently reside the city. Yepa-Pappan will develop a new series of prints that celebrate her mixed race heritage and the diversity of Chicago.

Award-winning Chris Pappan needs assistance to get to England

Award-winning Chris Pappan’s “The Indian According the Hoyle”

Similar to Kickstarter, Hatchfund specifically focuses on artists and artistries to raise funds for exhibitions, printing costs, shipping, and any other expenses. By showing support, both Chris and Debra, along with their daughter Ji Hae, will give out prints, note card sets, and drawings to donors.

For further information or to make a donation, check out the link below:

http://www.hatchfund.org/project/first_people_second_city

 

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