On a steamy 98 degree day, over 24 volunteers, 4 youth hired artists, and Heart Berry’s Giizh Agaton Howes created the Mazini-Miikana (Painted Trail) a large scale mural on the Spingboard for the Arts building in St Paul. Colorfully painted with trillium, berries, our beloved wild rice, oak leaves, and the vine that connects all covers the entrance to this dynamic artist hub.
“Celebrating our beautiful foods and art with this outpouring of support really shows how powerful our art is. Community, art, and entrepreneurship, is the heart of what Heart Berry is about” Giizh, Heart Berry
Following the collaboration with Holly Young (Standing Rock) wrapping the whole building with a stunning art installation of Dakota and Ojibwe women sharing their florals with each other. “We set out to show the exchange and beauty we share as Native people here, Holly’s work is so intricate and beautiful it was amazing to work with her here in Dakota territory.” Following up Heart Berry worked with Nedahness Greene (Leech Lake) to coordinate a community hall emblazoned with images of all the tribal communities in Minnesota.