Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Miguel Vargas on First Person Radio as they talk with acclaimed artist and author Carl Gawboy, Anishinabe. He has exhibited his work nationwide, including at the Eitlejorg Museum, Indianapolis, and the Great Turtle Museum, Niagara Falls, New York. He was also a cartoonist for the "New World Finn" newspaper and these cartoons are collected in the book, "In With the Finn Crowd."
In 2008 Gawboy was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Depot Foundation in Duluth for his extensive contributions in the field of art and art education in the Duluth region.He graduated in 1965 from the University of Minnesota-Duluth with a B.A. in the arts, and in 1972 he received a masters degree in American Indian art from the University of Montana-Missoula. He taught Indian studies for six years at University of Minnesota-Duluth. From 1990-2005 Gawboy taught American Indian studies and watercolor painting at College of St. Scholastica, Minnesota. He is now retired and devotes much of his time to painting and is co-authoring a book.
Carl Gawboy wrote the play, The Great Hurt, about the American Indian boarding school experience, which premiers at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, January 31 in the College of St. Scholastica’s Mitchell Auditorium in Duluth, MN. It is based on his graduate study of the historical records of boarding schools for American Indians from the 1880’s to the 1940’s.
He then produced a dramatic reading from his research materials to bring the play to a wider audience. The readers’ theatre script comes from actual testimonies by Indians and staff of the boarding schools.
Artist, and Author
"The Great Hurt," a play about the American Indian boarding school experience. It is based on his graduate study of the historical records of boarding schools for American Indians from the 1880’s to the 1940’s.