Debra and I have been afforded an amazing opportunity to exhibit our artwork at Rainmaker Gallery in Bristol UK and we need your support!
The show is titled First People, Second City, and is about our experience as urban Indigenous people and honors our ancestors who have also called Chicago home since before European contact.
In order for us to attend the opening, to be able to further dispel myths and stereotypes of Native Americans, and to give presentations about our work, we have launched a Hatch Fund campaign to help with expenses. Go to the campaign page to read more about our project, watch a short video, and see the exclusive perks you can earn when you donate to our project. We are offering cards, prints, and original artwork. This is a great opportunity to collect a piece from Chris, Debra, and even Ji Hae!
We are aiming to raise $3500 by April 15th to cover the creation of new works and shipping the works to Bristol. Our first goal however is to reach $875 (25% of the minimum goal). When we reach that first 25%, Hatchfund will then match all donations up to $250, and that would get us halfway to the minimum goal!!
If you can support this project with a donation, in any capacity, together we can make this idea a reality! Sharing the project with others and sending me your thoughts are also very valuable ways to show your support we look forward to sharing more exciting updates about First People, Second City
Chris Pappan is an American Indian artist of Osage, Kaw, Cheyenne River Sioux, and mixed European heritage. He prefers the term Indian over Native American, but uses both. His art reflects the dominant culture's distorted perceptions of Native peoples while proclaiming that "we are still here!" A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and a nationally recognized painter, Chris calls his art "Native American Low Brow." Chris exhibits in several Native American art shows and markets nationally including the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Indian Fair and Market, and the Eiteljorg. Chris currently resides in Chicago with his wife Debra Yepa-Pappan and their daughter.