The Tweed Museum of Art presents
Virtual Essay Reading by Heid E. Erdrich about Carl Gawboy

Heid E. Erdrich

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
5-6 pm via Zoom Webinar

Pre-Registration Required

The Tweed Museum of Art presents a virtual reading of an essay about Ojibwe and Finnish artist Carl Gawboy's artwork written by award-winning poet and writer Heid E. Erdrich. Heid grew up in Wahpeton, North Dakota, and is Ojibwe-enrolled at Turtle Mountain. Her new poetry collection Little Big Bully won a National Poetry Series award in 2019 and was published by Penguin in 2020. She edited the 2018 anthology New Poets of Native Nations, which won an American Book Award. Her work has won awards, including a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship and two Minnesota Book Awards for poetry. Heid teaches in the low-residency MFA Creative Writing Program of Augsburg University. She is the 2021 Glasgow (virtual) Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee University.

About Carl Gawboy:

From September 20, 2020, until May 16, 2021, the Tweed Museum of Art presented "A Life Well-Painted: The Art of Carl Gawboy," a retrospective showcasing 38 artworks from Bois Forte Anishinaabe/Ojibwe and Finnish artist Carl Gawboy. His meticulously painted artworks depict Anishinaabe cultural activities, legends, fond memories of rural farm life, and family and friends. Gawboy, who graduated from UMD in 1965, has significantly influenced the Twin Ports community as a talented and treasured artist, teacher, storyteller, family man, and friend.

This activity is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.