Meet today's most compelling artists and explore their work as they take you on a creative journey sure to inspire your imagination and appreciation for the visual arts.

Featured Artist Cannupa Hanska Luger

Cannupa Hanska Luge...

Born in North Dakota on the Standing Rock Reservation in a small town known as Fort Yates, Cannupa Hanska Luger comes from a place of “…not knowing…”. In his circle of being, his mother, Kathy “Elk Woman” Whitman, is Faith, his father, Robert “Bruz” Luger, is Hard Work, and he remains the Middle Distance. His genetics are derived from Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota, Austrian, Norwegian and trace elements of Suns and Moons and Dust. Cannupa Hanska spent his summers on his father’s ranch in North Dakota and learned the benefit of labor. His mother raised him and his siblings on art. This provided food, clothing, and shelter, thus self-expression was in a way, "mother’s milk". As an artist’s child he understands the ebb and flow of the life that artists choose and feels compelled to do the same. For him, now is the time to love and to fail, to learn and to decay, what the universe is, and that is all…and so it goes…

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