Saturday, May 13-June 10, 2017
1300 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Honor The Earth in partnership with The California Endowment and Self Help Graphics & Art present The Art of Indigenous Resistance: Inspiring the Protection of Mother Earth, an exhibition with a mission to raise awareness about issues affecting native people everywhere, and support social and environmental issues through a showcase of empowering Indigenous art from across the country. Art plays an important role in activism with the ability to wake people up. Through art this exhibition evokes emotion, shares stories, inspires and motivates, creating a catalyst for meaningful change. This exhibition is built on solidarity and as a reminder about the resiliency of native communities.
The art in this exhibition is a collection of art that highlights Honor the Earth’s 31 years of work resisting developments that directly impact indigenous communities. The collection includes historical posters, and original artwork curated from a national call to artists. Curated by Kimberly Smith with assistance by Melissa Govea, this exhibition features the work of leading artists and activist collectives from across the globe whose work creates awareness in the social, economic, environmental, and political issues that impact the health and resilience of indigenous people. Through art and healing self-expression, the exhibition seeks to spark dialogue on humanity's interconnectedness with Mother Earth and support systemic change by highlighting indigenous practices and community-powered solutions. Join us as we honor the vanguards of environmental justice and stand in solidarity with indigenous people in the fight to save our sacred planet.