Gidibaajimomin Exhibit Opens at Watermark Art Center

“Dreamcatcher Web”

Published September 15, 2018

BEMIDJI, Minn. — The Miikanan Gallery at Watermark Art Center announces the opening ofGidibaajimomin – We Tell Stories. This exhibit features prints and mixed media by Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles) and Anna Johnson (Turtle Mountain). Through the use of contemporary media, both artists give new understanding to traditional Ojibwe stories and culture.

Meet the artists during a reception on October 5, from 5-7 p.m., with an Artist Talk at 6.

“Season of the Crow” by Gordon Coons

In addition to the reception, Gordon Coons will lead a print-making workshop on October 6 from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Watermark. This workshop, sponsored by the Northwest Indian Community Development Center, is free with no registration necessary! It is geared for all ages, but kids must be accompanied by an adult.

Gordon Coons is a nationally-recognized visual artist. He has exhibited in juried shows throughout the U.S., including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. His work has won a variety of recognition awards. He currently lives in Minneapolis, Minneapolis.

Johnson is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota. She received her BFA from NDSU in 2010. Johnson is a recent recipient of an individual artist grant from The Arts Partnership. Her work can be found in private and institutional collections throughout the region.

Gidibaajimomin will be on display at Watermark through November 4th. Watermark is open 7 days/week. Admission is free. More details about this exhibit, as well as additional Watermark programming, at

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