Heart Berry is so excited to announce we have been awarded the Native Presence Mural for the new Springboard Arts building Our project will launch in Dakota territory in St Paul! We decided to bring a collaboration forward with the incredible ledger artist Holly Young and photographer Nedahness Greene. Artists Howes and Young will collaborate on a piece bringing the story forward about the relationship between Dakota and Ojibwe people. Greene will create a series highlighting the tribal communities in Minnesota. Stay tuned for updates and photos! Read more at:
Congratulations to all the nominees of the Inspired Natives Awards!! We are so stoked for Hannah Smith, Heart Berry's Business Manager, who is an artist in her real life! You're amazing! Hannah's work with Ninijaanis1of1's is highlighted in this blog:
Why is Native Art from Native Artists Important? Now there is an alternative to buying "native inspired" art like Pendleton and similar brands. As the first Native company to bring you wool blankets, our partnership with Eighth Generation has changed the conversation around why is Native Art Important and Why should Native artists be a part of business by creating the Inspired Natives Project which has lifted Heart Berry and other artists such as John Pepion up into bringing our own businesses and art to the market. From our first blanket the Wool Renewal To the Woodland Throws Made in the US Read the Dwell article "The Pendleton Problem" at https://www.dwell.com/article/cultural-appropriation-home-decor-pendleton-60491a02#:~:text=The%20Pendleton%20Problem%3A%20When%20Does%20Cultural%20Appreciation%20Tip%20Into%20Appropriation%3F&text=Designers%20weigh%20in%20on%20the,you%20could%20give%20or%20receive.
Our new pin celebrates the next generation. The cradleboard is the original baby carrier. It comes from a time when our children were a part of daily life and the family moved, worked, and thrived together. In most families these are a prized piece of the family's art and handwork. This design reminds us that we are are always carrying forward the next generation, the future, and truly the next seven. Whether a gift for a family member, teacher, or local leaders, we All carry this future with us. https://www.heartberry.com/products/cradleboard-pin About this design: Heart Berry Artist Agaton Howes "My fondest memories are of my babies in their cradleboards. The look on those old ladies’ faces when they pass them...