Dakota Spirit WalkAugmented Reality public art
The Dakota Spirit Walk is a permanent augmented reality public art installation that honors, educates and connects visitors to Dakota history, culture and significance of land through the art and storytelling of Marlena Myles, Spirit Lake Dakota.
Now open at the Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary.
Downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota.
the art of
digital artist + animator + fabric/fashion designer + book illustrator
Marlena Myles is a self-taught Native American (Spirit Lake Dakota, Mohegan, Muscogee) artist located in St Paul, Minnesota. She has gained recognition as being one of the few Dakota women creating digital art including fabric patterns, animations and illustrations to bring modernity to indigenous history, languages and oral traditions. Growing up on her traditional Dakota homelands here in the Twin Cities, she enjoys using her artwork to teach Minnesotans of all backgrounds the indigenous history of this place we call home.
(Dakota Land Maps)
These maps illustrate the story of the past, present and future of Dakota people and our language in our traditional homelands. Visit the project page to download free posters, purchase larger maps and learn more about the lands Dakota have called home for generations upon generations.
ONVIEW: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 TO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021
National Willa Cather Center’s Red Cloud Opera House gallery celebrates Native American Heritage month with an exhibition showcasing Native American pop artists. 49 Minutes of Fame plays on a name for powwow after-parties and takes a capacious view of pop art.
The show will feature pop interpretations of traditional materials, artistic appropriations of popular mythologies, and artistic works that “pop” tired myths and stereotypes. Participating artists include Chase Earles, Katie Dorame, Micah Wesley, Marlena Myles, Dustin Mater, Sarah Rowe, Nathaniel Ruleaux, and Johnnie Diacon. 49 Minutes of Fame is curated by Tom Farris of the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City and member of the Cherokee Nation and Otoe-Missouria tribe, and Todd Richardson, James R. Schumacher Chair of Ethics and University of Nebraska Omaha’s Goodrich Scholarship Program professor.
(VIRTUAL DUO SHOW)
An online exhibition featuring myself and the works of Mayumi Amada. I showcased my favorite pieces, created a tutorial to create works similar to mine using bleeding tissue papers and two free coloring pages for folks to download. Exhibition presented by the Hennepin County Multicultural Arts Committee and Forecast Public Art.