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

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


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