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Reflections: Communal Conversations with the 2023-24 Fellows

Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 11:30am-1:30pm

331 Space/ Rosy Simas Dance (Northrup King Building[NKB])
1500 Jackson Street, NE.
Minneapolis, MN 55413

This event is free and open to the public.


  • Attendants will be available at the main entrance on Jackson Street to support navigating the building.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation and Audio description will be integrated within the event.
  • Masking is requested, with masks available and social distancing in place.
  • Manual Wheelchairs will be available for usage.
  • Sensory friendly and relaxed.
  • We ask that all refrain from wearing heavily scented products.

As ECI evolves in supporting accessibility for D/deaf and disabled communities, we welcome you to email [email protected] should you have access needs not noted, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Honoring the culmination of the learning cycle, Fellows will reflect on their experience within the fellowship thus far and offer compelling insights into what they are planning for their curatorial projects that will be presented in 2024. Angela Two Stars, one of the new mentors to the Fellows in 2024, will join them in this moment to speak to how mentorship will support the manifesting of each emerging curators’ vision.

About Angela Two Stars
Angela Two Stars is a public artist and curator. She is the director of All My Relations Arts, a project of the Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Angela is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate and received her BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design. Angela’s professional arts career began at All My Relations Arts gallery as an exhibiting artist, which then led to further opportunities including her first curatorial role for the exhibition titled, Bring Her Home, Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island, a powerful exhibition highlighting the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Angela’s public art graces the shores of Bde Maka Ska and honors the Dakota people of Mni Sota. Angela was recently selected as the finalist for the Walker Art Center’s Indigenous Public Art Commission which will be installed in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in the fall of 2021.

About Juleana Enright
Juleana Enright (they/them) is a queer, non-binary writer, independent curator, DJ and theatre artist living in Minneapolis. They are an enrolled member of the Lower Brulé tribe of the Lakota nation. Juleana is the Gallery and Programs Coordinator at All My Relations Arts. They have contributed to local platforms, MnArtists, Pride Magazine, MPLSART, Primer, and City Pages. Juleana has curated five art exhibitions including their recent exhibit “Anomalies: Intervention into the Digitized Feminine Space.” Juleana was a recipient of the Emerging Curators Institute 2020-21 Fellowship program and part of the Writers Residency program at Franconia Sculpture Park in 2021. Through their practice and a focus on Indigenous Futurism, Juleana strives to examine the act of daily creation in the midst of great chaos and explore what it means to be a contemporary 2spirit artist.

About 331 Space
three thirty one (331) space was created in response to the urgent need for creative and healing space for and led by Native, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Three headshots arranged side by side each with vertical orientation. On the left is Makeda “Keda” Tadesse, a portrait with a blue-gray tint. A black woman’s profile from the chest up. She is looking towards the right wearing an oversized, light-colored, off-shoulder sweater. She has dark curly hair that is pulled back with oversized black headphones over her ears. In the center is Eshay Brantley sitting upright, in a brown strapless halter. Eshay’s hair is in a passionate twist, and facing the camera she is captured without a smile, only a soft gaze. On the right is Josephine Hoffman, a fair-skinned person with long brown wavey hair tucked behind her right ear and resting on her left shoulder. From the torso up headshot, centered in the foreground, wearing a dark green shirt and thick black square glasses.
Emerging Curators Institute 2023-24 Fellows from left to right – Makeda “Keda” Tadesse, Eshay Brantley, and Josephine Hoffman
A Native American woman with long brown hair and wearing a purple shirt, smiles at the camera.
Angela Two Stars
Juleana Enright is a nonbinary member of the Lower Brulé tribe of the Lakota nation. The photo is black and white. Enright is fair-skinned with shoulder-length dark wavey hair with bangs slightly parted and a septum piercing. They are wearing a sleeveless top that appears shiny in texture and a necklace. They are looking towards the camera with a straight face and lips slightly parted. There are houseplants in the background framing Juleana.
Juleana Enright