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New murals celebrate Indigenous sovereignty featuring work by Sam Zimmerman

May 09, 2023 10:23AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: UWM student Haley Tovar, treasurer for the American Indian Student Center, helps artist Sam Zimmerman-Zhaawanoogiizhik unveil his work. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

Kathy Quirk - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - May 9, 2023

Sam Zimmerman-Zhaawanoogiizhik, a Duluth-based artist who draws on his Ojibwe heritage in his work, created the murals as an artist-in-residence at UWM April 1-28. Zimmerman, a Grand Portage Ojibwe direct descendant, Crane Clan, is the first of four artists-in-residence who will be creating artwork with the centers.

During his residency, Zimmerman worked with UWM students who shared learning experiences with him and provided input on the design.

To read the full story, visit the U of WM site here. 

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