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Duluth Children's Museum Mural

“The Great Rice Race”  Mural by Heart Berry’s Sarah Agaton Howes now at the Duluth Children's Museum  Our mural shares the fun and work of wild rice harvesting, canoeing, and the animals that share our ecosystem (our earth) with us. Going ricing is a fun time of community, sharing, full of stories and hard work.  “I love to hear the stories the old guys tell of their amazing rice harvests or the time they tipped their canoe, this mural depicts the fun and also the work of this beautiful way of life.”  In the Great Rice Race, Rabbit and Turtle playfully race while Bear, tired from a long day naps on the canoe.  Fish and Otter watch the excitement while...

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Native Presence Mural Collaboration

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:

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"Center of Good Things" murals unveiled in Downtown Duluth

Today Mayor Emily Larson, Ordean Foundation President Don Ness, and Arrowhead Regional Arts Council Direct Drew Digby, unveiled the new "Center of Good Things" murals alongside myself and our community on the Ordean Building. When I was asked to submit a proposal for this project on the Ordean building, I took it as an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and look closely. Because inside this building is incredible work to support our community through the arts, direct service, and philanthropy.  And outside and underneath this building are the stories, the history, and the land and water. My brother Tom Howes told me about when Chief Biauswa talked about this place so full of wildlife, food, and medicine that it was...

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