Colorado Edition, a daily news program featured on our sister station KUNC, this week highlighted three artists who are creating murals in Denver’s RiNo Art District in honor of Native American Heritage Month.
Every month, the RiNo Mural Program in Denver’s River North Art District pays local artists to create community installations. In celebration of Native American Heritage month, three Indigenous artists in Colorado have painted works exploring cultural representation and identity.
Colorado Edition spoke with the artists about their murals, and the connection between artistic expression and social change.
Gregg Deal is an artist based in El Paso County and a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe.
There’s a musical connection, too, for more than one of the artists. Deal’s mural, for instance, prominently features the phrase “I’m so bored with the USA,” which references a song by the Clash.
Read more and listen to the story in full on KUNC.org.
Read more about the RiNo Art District.