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Homecoming: Contemporary Artist Chris Pappan Redefines Plains Indian Ledger Art

Homecoming: Contemporary Artist Chris Pappan Redefines Plains Indian Ledger Art

Chicago-based artist Chris Pappan says it was something of a homecoming for him when he recently came to Kansas, once the homeland of…

Pappan (Osage/Kaw/Cheyenne River Sioux) was in Lawrence October 19th for the opening of “Heartland Reverberations,” an exhibition presented by the Spencer Museum of Art as part of the Kansas Sesquicentennial. The Spencer invited artists from descendant American Indian communities that were relocated out of Kansas to display works on issues of identity, place and relocation.

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