Norman Akers will give a gallery talk entitled, “Experiences of a Native
Artist in the Mainstream” at the Percolator Art Space at 1 pm on Saturday
October 17th. This talk focuses on issues related to identity,
stereotyping, and expectations in the art market.
Prof. Akers is an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at the
University of Kansas. As an Osage artist, Prof. Akers reinvents what it
means to be a cartographer through paintings and prints whose nonlinear map
images range from names of states, roadway lines, tribal oral histories,
and flora and fauna. These qualities converge to express both a personal
and cultural exploration in reclaiming a sense of place and home.