The Force Is With Our People is an exciting new exhibit that will open in October 2019 at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, and run through March 2020. This exhibit will focus on the influence Star Wars has had on contemporary Native artists and explore the question of why this enduring piece of popular culture seems to resonate so strongly with Native communities, specifically those in the American Southwest. The exhibition will feature artwork from over 20 different contemporary Native American artists with over 50 objects, including paintings, prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, figures, carvings and pottery.

Artists in the exhibit include: Jason Garcia (Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa), Dale Deforest (Diné), Ryan Singer (Diné), Susan Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo Tewa), Mavasta Honyouti (Hopi), Enoch Endwarrior (Diné /Oneida), Rod Velarde (Jicarilla Apache), Mike Toya (Jemez Pueblo), Duane Koyawena (Hopi), Farlan and Alesia Quetawki (Zuni), Cynthia Begay (Diné/Hopi/Chicana), Randall J. Wilson (Diné), Jonathan Nelson (Diné), Dezbah Rose (Yuchi/Chippewa/Diné), Darby Raymond-Overstreet (Diné), Raymond Trujillo (Laguna Pueblo), Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Muscogee-Creek/Euchee), Shandiin Yessilth (Diné), Shaun Beyale (Diné), Jared Tso (Diné ), Kim Lohnes (Diné ), Landis Bahe (Diné); Virgil Wood (Diné ); Geri Hongeva (Diné); and Baje Whitethorne Sr. (Diné).


In a period of social discord, a Hopi artist and an electrical engineer form an alliance to create A New HOPI R2...HOPI R2 Design and Engineering by Joe MastroianniHOPI R2 Art by Duane Koyawena (Hopi/Tewa) @duane_koyawena_artsVideo Produced by Duane Allen Humeyestewa @hopifilmmakerFeaturing Music by Aaron Melchor @youngbadger94 on the forthcoming #prayers

Posted by Museum of Northern Arizona on Friday, September 20, 2019