Samsoche Sampson — ART NOW! lecture

by Art and Art History

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Wed, Oct 11, 2023

6 PM – 7:30 PM CDT (GMT-5)

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Indigenous Heritage, Community, & Art

In this presentation, Samsoche Sampson describes how participating in pow wows in southern California as a child informed his sense of community, and how his indigenous heritage and culture inform his studio and 2D work designed with movement and bright, bold colors.

Samsoche Sampson is an interdisciplinary artist based in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. He was born and raised in Southern California and moved around the United States before settling in Minnesota. Samsoche has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbia College Chicago and an Associate of Arts from Erie Community College. His work includes: performances in creating traditional/contemporary dance and music fusions, and visual art suffused with his indigenous cultural heritage. His work has been shown at Columbia College Chicago, The Ware Center (Millersville University), and The Reif Performing Arts Center in Grand Rapids, MN.

Samsoche is also one half of The Sampson Brothers where he performs alongside his brother Lumhe Micco Sampson, with a distinctive combination of the dance styles practiced in pow wow, with contemporary influences to create a unique fusion of tradition and new elements learned throughout their travels. In addition to the Art Now talk, The Sampson Bros. will perform on Thursday, October 12 at The Dance Center. 1306 S Michigan Ave. To attend this event, register here.

credits (l) artist photo: Nedahness Greene, (r) Fancy Shawl, 3'x4', acrylic on canvas, courtesy of the artist

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