project leader
Shannon C
location
10 W Main Street
(Main Street)
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the project

We're seeking support for the completion of an indigenous-led, community-based mural project that began in April 2019. The mural design will span the entirety of two walls located on the Coyote Twin Theater in downtown Vermillion, SD and will showcase imagery that was created by three indigenous artists and members of the Vermillion Community. The first installment of the two-part mural design, titled Eúnkičhetupi (Lakota—meaning “to come back to life” or “to be restored”) was recently completed in late August 2019 and emphasizes the importance of indigenous female representation while telling the Sioux creation story. 

With appropriate funds, we plan to begin painting the second half of the design, titled Wanáȟča (Lakota—meaning “to bloom” or “flowers that blossom”) in early May 2020. This half of the design continues to tell the story being depicted in Eunkíčhetupi and emphasizes the importance of sharing contemporary indigenous narratives and honoring tradition. Wanáȟča serves as an introduction to the story being depicted in Eunkíčhetupi. It focuses on the significance of storytelling within Dakota culture while speaking to several themes depicted throughout Eúnkičhetupi (e.g. water, indigenous femininity, landscape, identity, storytelling, representation). In particular, Wanáȟča continues to place emphasis on the overarching theme of restoration, while incorporating the multifaceted ways in which indigenous women come to form identity and occupy space.

The artists who conceptualized the mural design are University of South Dakota alumni Reyna Hernandez (Ihanktonwan Dakota), Elizabeth Skye (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe), and Inkpa Mani (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota). Reyna, Liz, and Inkpa have each grown to understand the importance of representation, and have personally witnessed the need for greater indigenous visibility throughout Vermillion and across the Midwest. By utilizing different mediums to address the lack of native visibility, they hope to engage conversations that work toward creating a better-informed discourse concerning indigenous lives and experiences.

All contributions towards this project will compensate the artists for providing their time and talent, pay for supplies and operating equipment (such as paint, brushes, scissor lift, scaffolding, etc...) Raised funds will also cover additional administrative costs such as documentation of the process and social media outreach.

the steps

Tentative Timeline

January through April – Complete the color design

April – Prepare the wall for painting

May – Begin painting

June – Mural celebration and dedication

We are raising money to compensate the artists for their creative time, energy, and spirit in realizing the mural. The lead artists will be completing the color design, preparing the wall for painting, and directing volunteers. Funding will also be going towards purchasing materials, supplies, and equipment.

why we're doing it

The Vermillion Community Mural Project aims to advance community development by advocating for greater visibility and appreciation for the arts throughout the city. It is our hope that --through the creation of murals-- we reflect our community's diverse yet fundamental values, while giving voice to a collective experience/identity.

We recognize the great potential of public art and its ability to to create meaninful impressions on the people who live in the communities where these art pieces exist. Our personal commitments to moving conversations forward through inclusivity and cultural development is mirrored by the impacts of public art projects, and it is our hope to continue this dialogue through visual language, across the city of Vermillion. 

budget

Disbursed budget:

Equipment: $760.60

Supplies: $1,121.80

Promotional Items : $550.55

Documentation: $600

Artist Compensation: $8,700

IOBY Processing FEE: $35

IOBY Donation Processing FEE: $277.05

Total donations: $12,045



TOTAL RAISED = $12,045.00
ioby Platform Fee $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $277.05
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $11,732.95

Original budget:

Lead Artists: $9,300
Documentation: $600
Media & Marketing: $400
Paint & Materials: $1,160
Equipment: $1,540
Mural total cost: $13,000





PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED = $13,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $403
TOTAL TO RAISE = $13,438

 

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