First American art magazine

Editor America Meredith Cherokee Nation

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First American Art Magazine, a quarterly publication established in 2013, is dedicated to the historical and contemporary art of Indigenous peoples whose ancestral lands are in the Americas. It primarily focuses on the work of living artists, and includes artist profiles and interviews, exhibition reviews, and feature articles. The cover of Issue No. 15 shows a 1995 beadwork piece by artist Marcus Amerman (Choctaw) titled "Moonrise Over the Little Bighorn," which depicts Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull set against a starry night sky and blue-tinted moon. The issue includes an interview with Amerman (who is known for his "Photo-Beadalism," a term coined by the artist to describe his photorealistic beadwork); portraits of Native cultural icons; celebrities; and pop culture icons such as Wonder Woman and Scully and Mulder from The X-Files. "I like the idea of combining two things that don’t usually go together," Amerman shared in the interview. "It’s my story, it’s the story of my art, and it’s the story of my people."

First American art magazine, America Meredith (Cherokee Nation, born 1972)

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