Shopping cart is empty.

Birchbark Blog

Emily Johnson is a City Pages Artist of the Year!

Birchbark Books - Wednesday, January 05, 2011

By Alec Soth
We are so excited!

Birchbark bookseller and extraordinary choreographer, dancer, director, writer, etc  Emily Johnson graces the cover of the 2010 edition of the City Pages Artists of the Year. Emily says she is flattered and honored to be selected alongside such locally and internationally recognized artists as Marina Abramovic, Ryan Olson, M.I.A., Alec Soth, Robyn, and Banksy. Alec Soth, world-renown photographer whose work was recently featured at the Walker Art Center, took the cover photo. Emily's latest work, The Thank-you Bar (recently performed at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis) has been receiving the acclaim of audiences and critics alike. Emily is of Native Alaskan (Yup'ik) descent, which richly informs her creative work.

Find out all about Emily by visiting her website at catalystdance.com.

Have a look at her Press page to read about her selection as a City Pages Artist of the Year, her experience shooting with Alec Soth, and to see some of the alternate cover images.

Check out the Productions page to see video excerpts of The Thank-you Bar, her current work-in-progress Niicugni, and her many previous works (don't miss the video Wingspan 5' 2").

See the Catalyst Presents and Collaborations pages to find out about Emily's collaborations with painter Carolyn Lee Anderson (also a Birchbark Staffer!) and the musical duo BLACKFISH.

Finally, make sure you visit Emily's Facebook page, where you will quickly decide that you Like her. 

Congratulations, Emily! We are so proud of you!

Canoe Family

Recent PostsRSS


Tags

city of books The Blue Sky NACDI:All My Relations how good looking you are twins monkey in a dryer joy Dartmouth Wastepaper favorite dog Jim Harrison Video Zombies Women and Trees Stephen Salisbury Emily Johnson Alice Munro Wolf Hall language revitalization gardens boarding school germany Tar Sands Remarkable Trees coyote Kenwood Gardens Anishinabemowin bill mckibben plants World on the Edge School Gardens Tree Houses The Porcupine Year health care reform Victory Gardens Hilary Mantel Population north dakota Interview Mankato Powwow buffalo the most romantic city in the world Empire of the Summer Moon ptsd Too Loud A Solitude More Remarkable Trees Gryphon Press Rare Books photography Minnesota Greenland Brown Dog Gary Clement thanks The Farmer's Daughter post holiday reads ependent japan china Beth Dooley 350.org Canada show your love italy Native Arts Keepers of the Trees Aza favorite book 2666 Afghanistan The Birchbark House Aubrey/Maturin Magers and Quinn neighborhood incarnation The Resilient Gardener anniversary Pembina The Ojibwe Minneapolis peculiar touches of green and gold Peak Water British Navy gratitude thank you friends Kabul The Royal Prussian Library customers local economy Anishinabe President Obama Alan Weisman Let's Take the Long Way Home Bill Moyers Journal Light in August H2Oil tree books Birchbark Books trees favorite tree Patrick O'Brian adventure Collective Denial Philip Roth leaves and snow cafe closing Too Much Happiness S.C. Gwynne Czech Writer Nero Peak Oil cafe Love Our Knowledge Is Not Primitive friends Ice Unnatural Disasters Ha Jin Wendy Makoons Geniusz The Transition Handbook mississippi euphoria Keeping Heart on Pine Ridge solstice, Thomas King Ojibwemowin National Book Award Bohumil Hrabal The Wealth of Nature Small Bookstores as Commons Michael Jackson Mohamed's Ghosts graphix Makoons fresh water Climate Change Catalyst E.L. Doctorow Up Late Again Ojibwe aquifer Crushing Books Roberto Bolano devoted customers Education green support Keystone XL knowledge Anton Treuer Botany book and dinner club Bleak House Native People pilgrims Book Review Louise Islam State Troopers Chickadee Fireworks spring Green Team Kate DiCamillo Poetry Chitra Divakaruni Vic Glover Nemesis post holiday William Trevor france Gail Caldwell Milkweed Press ireland Easter Island Hillary Clinton birchbark house series Dogs The Game of Silence This Green World sweden

Archive