University of Wisconsin-Superior to present contemporary Yakama artist Bunky Echo-Hawk

Pictured: Contemporary Artist Bunky Echo-Hawk, Yakama.(Photo: University of Wisconsin-Superior)

Bunky Echo-Hawk presented for live painting in free event May 1

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University of Wisconsin-Superior

The University of Wisconsin-Superior Distinguished Diversity Lecture and Art Series will present contemporary Native American artist Bunky Echo-Hawk for live painting on Wednesday, May 1, at 5 p.m. in the William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center. Free and open to the community, this event was rescheduled from February 20 due to inclement weather.

An enrolled member of the Yakama Nation of Washington State and also a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Echo-Hawk attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he received an associate degree in creative writing. 

He has had recent major shows in Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, and Greensboro, North Carolina. Echo-Hawk is a featured artist on the highly acclaimed Impacted Nations national traveling art exhibition. He has also been featured in the Chicago Daily Herald, Native Peoples Magazine, Westward, The Daily Camera, The Colorado Daily, and numerous other publications. 

Echo-Hawk is currently the special events coordinator for the American Indian College Fund and a board member for NVision and the Denver Indian Center.

The William “Pope” Wright Jr. Student Center is located in Old Main Room 232. Old Main is located at 1710 Weeks Avenue in Superior.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is a nationally recognized public liberal arts institution of more than 2,500 students in the Superior-Duluth, Minnesota, metropolitan area. UW-Superior has more than 50 program offerings, select online and graduate programs, competitive Division III athletics programs, continuing education, research and scholarship programs that support the community and region.

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