Louie's Holiday Guide to Gifts and Good People

Louie's Holiday Guide to Gifts and Good People

December 15, 2015

A few weeks ago, Eighth Generation was featured in the LA Times list of "Gifts that will Change the World."  That inspired me to curate my own gift guide based on the amazing people that supported or inspired me during my journey from an emerging Native artist who drew cultural art on shoes to becoming a leading arts entrepreneur. The main point here is that when you buy from one of the folks on this list, you can be assured that your dollars are sustaining an individual that will help nurture the next generation of emerging artists and arts entrepreneurs.

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Full force into the future: Meet Sarah Agaton Howes, Inspired Natives Project Collaborator

October 14, 2015

Although she’s much too humble to say so herself, Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe) is a force to be reckoned with. She creates beautiful, intricate beadwork art on moccasins and other products. She also runs ultra-marathons with Kwe Pack, a running group she founded to connect with other indigenous women wanting to make healthy lifestyle changes. In addition, she teaches beadwork to community members. For her art, teaching, and community organizing efforts, Howes was recently named one of the Duluth News Tribune’s “20 Under 40”. We recently spoke with Sarah to learn more about how working with Eighth Generation has influenced her business.

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About President Xi's "Guardian" Bentwood Box

September 23, 2015

Although I'm known for my relatively unique merger of Chinese/Northwest Native artistic influences, I never imagined that representatives of the Mayor's office would visit my studio in the International District to ask me to create a gift for the President of China!

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Seattle Channel Visits Louie Gong at the Eighth Generation Studio

May 13, 2015

In his vibrant Seattle studio, artist and activist Louie Gong describes his trend-setting pathway to independence and sustainability as a cultural artist. By Kathy Touhey and Valerie Vozza for the Seattle Channel's "Art Zone".

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Become an Intern at Eighth Generation (2015)

March 31, 2015

Do you want to learn what it takes to be a full time artist? Do you want to participate in the development of highly unique products from scratch through to distribution? This is your opportunity to get exposure to ideas, networks, and processes that usually take decades to develop.

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Design Yourself: A workshop and forum for arts entrepreneurs

February 08, 2014

This free, hands-on workshop March 01, 2014 is a collaboration between Louie Gong (Nooksack), founder of Eighth Generation, and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. It highlights Louie's Mockups (www.getmockups.com) as case study for exploring critical issues in Native arts entrepreneurship...

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Custom Shoe Tutorial

September 19, 2013

After conducting over 70 custom shoe workshops around the world - and making about 200 unique pairs myself - I still think this early (2008) tutorial video is worth watching.

 

 

 

 

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Louie Gong for Vans Custom Culture

August 27, 2012

When the Vans folks asked if I could create a pair of customs to use in promotion of the Vans Custom Culture Arts Program, I knew right away that I wanted to do my best work.

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