Best of 2016: The Year in Pictures

Best of 2016: The Year in Pictures

January 17, 2017

What a huge year for Eighth Generation! With the support of our friends, family, and community across the continent, we’ve grown - and given back - more than we ever dreamed. Here's some of the highlights of a truly incredible year.

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2017 BLANKET DESIGN CONTEST!

2017 BLANKET DESIGN CONTEST!

January 01, 2017

Check out our contest video featuring former Studio Assistant Sequoia (Navajo) and share with the artists in your life. If you know an indigenous artist that's got what it takes to design a beautiful blanket, we want to help them make that happen!

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VIDEOS: We opened our flagship store at Pike Place Market!

VIDEOS: We opened our flagship store at Pike Place Market!

September 17, 2016

We finally launched the Eighth Generation flagship store in Seattle's Pike Place Market!  Located in the Atrium - just above the famous Gum Wall - this little gem represents many years of hard work and saving. We created these video logs to share our journey with you. Enjoy!

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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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Barack Obama's Warning to People of Mixed Heritage

March 09, 2014

Check out this rare video of Barack Obama talking directly about the mixed race experience. Rescued from a robust collection resources gathered during over a decade of working on mixed race issues, this short clip from MAVIN's Chasing Daybreak film is a priceless tool for generating discussion about race and identity.

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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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"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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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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Louie Gong Puts the "Pop" in Culture by Evening Magazine

July 10, 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-out when reporter Kim Holcomb asked me if I was interested in being featured on the pro

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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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