Ginew and Native Arts & Cultures Foundation (NACF) have partnered to bring artist and graphic designer Addie Roanhorse, a member of the Osage Nation, to Portland to speak about the launch of her new blanket design with Ginew and her role in the production of the new film Killers of the Flower Moon. Ginew is a Portland-based Native American-owned apparel brand, and co-owner Dr. Erik Brodt (Ojibwe) will be hosting the talk with Addie to talk about her new blanket design, Gently Strikes, sold by Ginew and woven by Pendleton Woolen Mills.
Addie will bring two of her Osage Ribbonwork Blankets to display as she discusses her creative process and experience as an Indigenous artist. She will also speak about her role as an Osage consultant and the Assistant Art Director on Martin Scorsese’s new film, Killers of the Flower Moon – she even makes a cameo in the film. The latest trailer is here. This work has placed Addie at the forefront of groundbreaking Indigenous representation in the entertainment industry today.
From the Osage Nation Reservation, Addie identifies as a conduit of history to future generations to protect and preserve Indigenous culture. Much of her work crosses disciplines resulting in mixed media, murals, and textiles. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts and Graphic Design, and her work can be seen at Santa Fe Indian Art Market, Osage Nation Foundation Pendleton Blanket, and the Momentary in Bentonville, AR. During the pandemic, Addie was the senior graphic designer for the Osage Nation, created culturally relevant branding and public health messages for her tribe, and served as interim director at the Osage Nation Museum. As an entrepreneur deeply committed to supporting Native artists, she owns the Big Rain Gallery in Pawhuska, OK. Big Rain Gallery is focused on providing and holding space for Native artists to tell their own stories.