Connie Fiorella Fitzpatrick

Connie is a muralist and public arts administrator based in Lawrence, KS. Her work reflects her Peruvian heritage where she lived until age ten and focuses on projects that build cultural equity. Some of her murals include “Compartiendo Culturas” / “Sharing Cultures” with the help of the Carver Dual Language School 3rd grade class of … Read more

Cady Shaw

Cady Shaw—Community Voice Cady Shaw is a historian and museum professional whose work has won several awards, both local to Oklahoma, as well as nationally. Exhibits she has curated have been displayed at the Municipal Library at Versailles in Paris, France; the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC; the Choctaw Cultural Center; … Read more

Susan Feller

Susan Feller—Community Connector Susan Feller is the founding President/CEO of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums where she directs its national professional development programs, special projects, and advocacy efforts. Susan serves on numerous national committees and commissions and advises government agencies and Congressional members on matters relating to indigenous cultural institutions. Susan’s current … Read more

Adrianna Abarca

Adrianna Abarca—Community Voice Adrianna is the founder and Board Chair of the Latino Cultural Arts Center of Colorado located in Denver. She has long dreamed of creating numerous institutions where the local and statewide Latino communities are confident that their history and artistic expressions are accurately represented. Her community interests, volunteer time, and resources have … Read more

Tom Farris

Tom Farris—Community Voice Tom Farris has been immersed in American Indian art his entire life. The child of passionate collectors, Farris spent a good deal of his formative years in various museums, galleries and artists’ homes. Having such intimate contact with the genre, Tom found inspiration for his own growing artistic aptitude. A member of … Read more

Valerie Mendoza

Valerie Mendoza—Community Voice Valerie M. Mendoza received her Ph.D. in History from the University of California, Berkeley.She works in the public humanities where her research focuses on the history of the Latinxcommunity in Kansas and the Midwest. For the last two years she has served as co-host of theBig Idea, a monthly discussion sponsored by … Read more