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An artist who has “done time” tells what art has come to mean to him and explains its importance in helping others to understand both his culture and his God. Also a Nigerian American storyteller memoir of oppression.e
An artist who has “done time” tells what art has come to mean to him and explains its importance in helping others to understand both his culture and his God. Michael Lemon is the featured artist at the ACLU’s 4th exhibition in Bemidji. Art from Within began by promoting art from Native Americans who were incarcerated but has expanded its remit to include other artists whose work may not otherwise get publicized.
In part two of the show, which also takes place in Bemidji, Nigerian American storyteller Okokon Udo uses the art form of theatre to tell a very personal memoir which reflects how he feels colonialism has impacted his own people. Spoken memoir coach Christine McHugh discusses the use of masks by Udo to carry the motif of oppression.
“Common Ground” will premiere January 30th at 7PM on Lakeland Prime. This episode will release concurrently on the web at lptv.org with High Definition replays available on demand.
Funding from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment is making it possible for the six public television stations of the Minnesota Public Television Association (MPTA), to make an impact across Minnesota.For further information about the Legacy Amendment, visit http://legacy.leg.mn/about-funds/administering-agencies/legislative-coordinating-commission