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CHICAGO Bunky Echo-Hawk, Pawnee and Yakama, will join other American Indian artisans at the American Indian Center of Chicago. Echo-Hawk is a multi-talented artist who work spans media and lifestyle. A graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, he is a painter, graphic designer, photographer and writer. He is also is a traditional singer and dancer.
Bunky Echo-Hawk, Pawnee/Yakama
Throughout his career, Echo-Hawk has merged traditional values with his lifestyle and art. He has exhibited his work in major exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally in New York City, Chicago, Denver, Santa Fe, and Frankfurt, Germany, among many others.
His poetry has been published in magazines and anthologies throughout the country, and his plays have been performed and produced across the nation.
Echo-Hawk is also an advocate and an educator. He travels extensively, creating live works of art for auction. Through his art, Echo-Hawk has raised thousands of dollars for several national non-proﬁt organizations. Additionally, he speaks at conferences, conducts workshops, and teaches both art and writing.
In 2006, Echo-Hawk co-founded NVision, serving as Executive Director until 2009. NVision is a non-proﬁt collective of Native American artists, musicians, community organizers, and non-proﬁt professionals who focus on Native American youth empowerment through multimedia arts.
Echo-Hawk is a 2008 First Peoples Fund Business in Leadership Fellow, a 2008 United States Artist Fellow nominee, a 2008 Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellow nominee, and a 2008 Boulder County Multicultural Award recipient.
Bunky Echo-Hawk Talk
Tuesday, September 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm cdt
American Indian Center of Chicago
1630 West Wilson
Chicago, Illinois 60640
posted September 25, 2012 7:50 am edt