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      Extra Tough Artist Spotlight: Merritt Johnson and Tsēmā Igharas in Anchorage

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      December 4, 2020

      Friday   5:00 PM

      625 C Street
      Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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      Extra Tough Artist Spotlight: Merritt Johnson and Tsēmā Igharas

      5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4Online

      Join us for a series of weekly virtual talks/Q&A sessions with artists featured in the Extra Tough: Women of the North exhibition. Artists explore their own practice in relationship to feminisms and issues affecting women in the North. This week’s session features Merritt Johnson and Tsēmā Igharas. Sign up in advance for this free talk; a link will be provided in the confirmation email.

      Merritt Johnson was born in West Baltimore and spent her childhood navigating between trees, tarps, concrete and culture. Johnson’s work is rooted in her experience as a cis-gender pansexual woman of mixed (non-status) Mohawk, Blackfoot and Settler descent. For nearly two decades her work has navigated spaces between bodies, land and culture rooted in and dependent on Anowarakowa Kawennote/Turtle Island, the name given to North America by the Mohawk.

      Tsēmā Igharas is an interdisciplinary artist and a member of the Tahltan First Nation. She uses Potlatch methodology to create conceptual artwork and teachings influenced by Northwest Coast Formline Design and nature. She holds a a master’s degree in Art, Media and Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (ECUAD). Her work has been shown and performed in Canada, Mexico, Chile and the U.S.


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