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IAIA A-i-R: Bobby Wilson Mural and Pop-Up Celebration
Sun, September 23, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm| Free
IAIA Artist-in-Residence (A-i-R) Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) is nearing completion of the mural on the East side of the Academic Building. We think it will be done Sunday afternoon and we’ll have a pop-up celebration with free “travel food,” in keeping with the mural’s theme.
About Bobby Wilson
Bobby Wilson (Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota) has painted dozens of murals, performed spoken word poetry at events across the country, and appeared on television and radio numerous times. In addition to numerous artistic accomplishments, Wilson has garnered international attention as a member of the comedy group “The 1491s,” appearing on major media outlets including Comedy Central, Al Jazeera, and NPR. Wilson’s work is heavily influenced by his Dakota heritage combined with a lifelong city upbringing. Much of his work strives to convey a social and political message, tackling issues of racism, homelessness, and imperialism while maintaining a sense of humor and hope. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is currently based in Tucson, Arizona.
In residence September 1, 2018–September 23, 2018.