Art For Indigenous Survival

Mentoring 2007

After successfully sponsoring Tuscarora artist, Alyssa Hinton in 2004 for the juried Indian Market at the Eiteljorg Western Art Museum In Indianapolis, Indiana, she went on to show at the opening of the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. in 2005. In December 2005, we again sponsored Alyssa — this time for the International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Florence, Italy. Alyssa and I journeyed to Florence in December where we interacted with 767 artists from 74 different nations. Alyssa's work attracted considerable interest; and upon her return, she found that several gallery owners were particularly impressed that her work had been seen in Florence. We suggest that you check out her website at Below are two photos of Alyssa at the Biennale in Florence — one with her work and another with the Biennale poster.

Alyssa and her work

Alyssa and biennale poster