Hear from two area Native American artists on Expressions.
Award-winning poet and fiction writer Susan Deer Cloud grew up in the Catskills but spent the majority of her life in Binghamton. She’s taught creative writing at her alma mater, Binghamton University. In addition to her many publications, she’s made strides in preserving and publicizing the work of other native writers. Among her many awards and honors, Susan received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, one of the highest honors in her field. It allowed her to continue her own writing and also edit a journal of indigenous literature, art and thought called “yellow medicine review.” She was one of 50 chosen from a pool of 14-hundred applicants. On Expressions, Susan reads some of her poetry and shares about her life and work.
Through his gift with a brush and a generous nature to share what he’s learned, painter and art teacher, Albert White is carrying native traditions forward. Albert lives, paints and finds inspiration on the very land in Binghamton where he grew up, but he’s also traveled the country, collecting tribal stories and paint making techniques that he incorporates into his paintings. Albert has exhibited, lectured and taught at institutions including Harvard University, Mansfield University and the Iroquois museum in Howes Cave, New York. Expressions visits Albert’s home, studio and classroom.
Susan Deer Cloud