A free presentation about the art exhibit, “In Our Own Words: Native Impressions,” will be presented by Lucy A. Ganje and Denise Lajimodiere at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Ganje, professor emerita of art/graphic design at the University of North Dakota, will explain the process, concept and production of the exhibit. She will be joined in conversation by Denise Lajimodiere, of Belcourt, who is featured in the exhibit. Lajimodiere, also an artist and a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, will discuss the use of art as historical record as well as her participation in this project.

“In Our Own Words: Native Impressions” chronicles the stories of a range of individuals, including a former marine, a grieving mother, a farmer, university presidents from four of North Dakota’s American Indian reservations. It features a portrait and a personal oral history of each individual, with recurring themes that include the legacy of boarding schools, climate and energy. The exhibit, a collaboration of three artists, including Ganje, is on loan from Ganje and will be on display through February at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum.

For more information, call 701-328-2792. 

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