Tucson, AZ -- "Whispers in the Wind," a captivating art exhibition featuring the works of five emerging Indigenous artists, is set to open to the public from 4 to 9 p.m. on March 2 at Tucson’s Untitled Gallery, 101 W. 6th St., Suite 121.

This thought-provoking showcase aims to bring attention to the unspoken challenges faced by Indigenous communities, delving into issues such as mental health and border concerns on reservations. The participating five artists, hailing from Tohono O’odham and Yaqui backgrounds, employ various mediums to give voice to the silent struggles that echo through their communities.

Through evocative works they skillfully navigate issues often overlooked but profoundly felt in Native communities. The art pieces not only reflect the resilience of the Indigenous spirit but also shed light on the interconnectedness of mental health and contemporary challenges faced by these communities. Participating artists in this invitational show are:

  • Fransisco Fraire, a Yaqui artist who juxtaposes formal figures and graffiti aesthetics to create empowering paintings
  • Makaye Lewis, a Tohono O’odham printmaker whose work reflects border life and motherhood
  • Seneca Ortega, an artist whose work reflects the Tohono O’odham Himdag (cultural values) in contemporary life
  • Ju:ki Patricio, a Tohono O’odham artist with a graphic style that combines pop and Indigenous designs
  • Aray Ramon, focuses on portraiture and her formative relationships within the context of Tohono O’odham culture

"Whispers in the Wind" invites you to join the dialogue, amplify the voices of Indigenous artists. This event is not just an art show; it is an exploration of unspoken narratives, and a call to action for a more compassionate and informed society.

The exhibition will run from March 2nd to 25th at Untitled Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

This project was made possible by a Night Bloom Grant provided by MOCA Tucson in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

For information and questions, please contact Emily Hallowell - Untitled Gallery at info@untitledgallerytucson.com

Untitled Gallery in Tucson AZ, is a volunteer-run, non-profit gallery that is a project of WAMO (Warehouse Arts Management Org) 501-c3. The gallery is managed by artists Inna Rohr and Emily Hallowell who connect local artists and collectors as a way of supporting Tucson’s thriving arts community. As a non-commercial gallery, money from the sale of art goes directly to working, local artists.