Blanket Songs Reception
Thursday, January 25, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Artist’s Talk: 6:30 pm
Live Musical Performance by Hitchcock throughout the night
FREE and Open to the public
Free food and drinks
John Hitchcock is a Wisconsin-based artist and musician of Comanche, Kiowa, and Northern European descent. Raised in Oklahoma on Comanche Tribal lands, he draws on his personal history to create works that fuse frenetic abstraction with layered allusions to indigenous traditions. He earned his MFA in printmaking and photography at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas and received his BFA from Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma.
Blanket Songs stands as an immersive testament to the intersection of tradition and innovation, weaving together a rich tapestry of media to narrate a deeply personal story rooted in indigenous heritage. Drawing inspiration from the cultural practices of Comanche and Kiowa ancestry, this installation is an amalgamation of traditional techniques – screen printing, lithography, assemblage, neon, audio, video, and textiles – harmoniously converging to honor the legacy of the artist’s grandparents.
This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.