All My Relations Arts | AMRA History
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Dennis White

History

 

Founded by Shirlee Stone as Mitakuye Oyasin (Dakota phrase for All My Relations) in 1999, All My Relations Arts has more than a decade-long history of producing quality contemporary American Indian fine arts exhibits. First a project of the American Indian Business Development Corporation—later the American Indian Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Great Neighborhoods! Development Corporation, All My Relations Arts presented dozens of exhibits at Ancient Traders Gallery, which closed in 2010. All My Relations Arts exhibits have been installed at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis and The Edge Center in Big Fork, Minnesota as well as at Cornucopia Gallery in Lansboro, Minnesota.

 

All My Relations Arts became an initiative of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) in 2010.  The new All My Relations Gallery opened in January 2011 in the heart of the American Indian Cultural Corridor along Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis with the debut of never-before-seen paintings by the master artist Frank Big Bear.

 

Since its founding, All My Relations Arts has created more than 25 exhibits including Restless Natives Coming Home; City Indians; and the acclaimed 2008 States, Dates and Place. Artists who have exhibited with All My Relations include Andrea Carlson, Gordon Coons, Jim Denomie, Carl Gawboy, Sam English, Mona Smith and dozens of others. More than 35,000 people have seen the diverse range of contemporary American Indian fine art that has been presented by All My Relations Arts.