Molina Parker, a beadwork artist who lives in the town of Red Shirt on Pine Ridge, usually spends her summers traveling between Indigenous art shows, selling the work she completes during the winter. She's stuck at home this year, but said the virtual show offered some encouragement to local artists.
"You have the freedom to be creative and express yourself," she said.
The virtual show has also seen some commercial success, offering local artists a way to support themselves, Maxon said.
But Parker said it has still been difficult to focus on her work between the news of the pandemic and having her husband and child at home all day. She has tried to heed advice her grandmother once gave her: "You need to keep busy. You always need to keep working."You must be logged in to react.Click any reaction to login.
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