NACDI Announces New AMRA Director
For Immediate Release
May 8, 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota — NACDI and All My Relations Arts President and CEO Robert Lilligren announces the appointment of Angela Two Stars as the new Director of All My Relations Arts. Angela brings over 10 years of experience as a visual artist, and has broadened her skills as a curator and public artist in the Twin Cities.
Angela is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and received her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI in 2017.
“I am incredibly honored for the opportunity to serve the community as Director of All My Relations Arts. My connection with All My Relations Arts has progressed as I began my career as a practicing artist in the 3rd installment of On Fertile Ground at All My Relations Arts. I am excited for this next step in my journey. I am committed to furthering the vision of NACDI by increasing the visibility of American Indian art and providing broad access to quality art exhibitions that promote the historical understanding and contemporary strength of American Indian artists.”
Angela Two Stars has continued her involvement with All My Relations Arts as Curator of the powerful show “Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island” that raises awareness of the issues around missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). Two Stars has also produced Dakota language and cultures public art on the shores of Bde Maka Ska.
Robert Lilligren, shared his excitement for the newest NACDI staff member, “Angela’s arts experience, working with Native youth, and curating the past work at All My Relations are important assets that align with NACDI’s mission. I am excited to see what her vision, talent and commitment brings to our community and organization.”
NACDI Board of Directors Chair, architect Sam Olbekson adds, “We are confident that Angela’s vision will continue to help take our arts program to its next level under her leadership.”
Two stars will officially start her position as the All My Relations Arts Director, on May 20th, 2019.
Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) is an American Indian community development intermediary organization ‐ the first of its kind in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. NACDI believes all American Indian people have a place, purpose, and a future strengthened by sustainable community development. NACDI’s key projects include the development of the American Indian Cultural Corridor, management of All My Relations Gallery, and catalyzing the implementation of the American Indian Community Blueprint.
All My Relations Arts Gallery (AMRA)
Operates the All My Relations Gallery, Minnesota’s premiere American Indian owned and operated contemporary fine arts gallery. Situated on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, the gallery resides within the heart of the American Indian Cultural Corridor. AMRA serves a very distinct role in NACDI’s community development work, providing the public with education about American Indian history, culture, and contemporary experiences through the arts.