Mezzotint prints by North Dakota artist Linda Whitney will be on display at the Northwest Art Center’s Hartnett Hall Gallery at Minot State University through December 30. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Whitney’s show, “The Space Between History and Hollywood,” juxtaposes images of Native American Powwow celebrations with Hollywood pop culture icons to “tell the tale of the coming of the Europeans” and the resulting impacts on Native peoples. “The celebration of the Powwow is one public declaration of the strength and tenacity of the indigenous cultures of this continent,” writes Whitney in a statement about her work. “Hollywood finds a place in the images but as an interloper and with tongue-in-cheek humor.” Whitney recently retired as professor of art and chair of the art department at Valley City State University, where she had taught since 1994. Her mezzotints have traveled throughout North America and Europe, and to Australia, New Zealand, Serbia, Nicaragua, and Russia. Her work has appeared in over 250 exhibitions and has received numerous awards, including second place in the 2015 Third International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia
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