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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Schuhe Machen Leute (You Are What You Wear) premieres in Leipzig, Germany.

May 19, 2013

The story of my recent trip to Leipzig, Germany began in 2009. Like much of my current opportunity, it was the fruit of seeds planted during 20 years of volunteer service...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Surprised by the cover of Native Peoples Magazine

May 19, 2013

No one told me that I was going to be honored with the cover of Native Peoples Magazine's April 2013 issue, so you can imagine how surprised I was to wake up one morning find images of the magazine posted to my Facebook page...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louie Gong at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

December 06, 2012

"Design Yourself: IAMNMAI" is an artistic partnership designed to explore issues of identity, community, and mixed heritage through art while reminding us that everyone, in their own way, is part of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).  The program features Louie Gong (Nooksack/Chinese/Scottish/French), a Seattle-based educator and artist, and his newly-released customizable art toy dubbed "Mockups"...

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Eighth Generation custom shoes get a shout out at Juxtapoz.com

November 10, 2012

Big thanks to the folks at Juxtapoz.com for including my art in a post about the Custom Culture Arts Program. Last year, I was asked to be an official ambassador for the program along with famous folks like Kristin Stewart and Conan O'brien ...and a slew of awesome artists. The shoes I created for them are called the Hard Knocks Wolf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Louie Gong Named to Native Max Magazines "Top 10 Most Inspirational Natives"

November 01, 2012

Eighth Generation is a fresh and distinctive company that produces original artwork in the form of shoes, prints, shirts, skateboards, hand drums and custom made items.  Founded by Louie Gong in Seatac, Washington in 2009, 8th Generation is a company whose foundation is based off of vital principles, perspectives and ideas. Gong named the company based off the inter-tribal concept of “seven generations” which as Louie states, “tells us that we should consider the consequences of our decisions seven generations into the future..

 

 

 

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"Walking Masterpieces" - A Profile of Louie Gong by Wigup TV (2011)

July 10, 2012

Filmmaker Corey Ogilvie had some cool gadgets to compliment his keen sensibilities around style and color. Although I didn’t have much art to show at the time we shot this piece, his filming and editing chops picked up the slack, and the Wigup TV project -- which will show in public schools across Canada -- turned out amazingly.

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"Walking in Two Worlds" - Louie Gong Profiled on CTV's First Story

July 10, 2012

Jessica McIntire and her CTV First Story crew dropped in on me for an epic day of filming that included everything from art-process shots in my living room ...to a custom shoe workshop ...to my childhood home two hours away up in Nooksack.

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'UNRESERVED: The Work of Louie Gong' Gets Shout-out from National Geographic

July 10, 2012

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Louie Gong on Northwest Indian News

July 10, 2012

Northwest Indian News, a project of the Tulalip Tribe, represents a critical stage of northwest tribes ongoing push to reclaim sovereignty. By telling our own stories - on our own terms - we’re both perpetuating the story telling tradition and undermining the highly stereotypical representations of Native people we often see in the media.  I was really honored to be featured in the news piece below.

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Putting the Pop in Culture, Evening Magazine

July 04, 2012

I grew up watching Evening Magazine - which has been one of the highest rated regional programs on television for a long time - so I flipped when reporter Kim Holcomb asked me if I was interested in being featured on the program.

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