Meet the mentor
Thomasina Topbear is a self-taught artist, muralist, published illustrator and organizer from the Oglala Lakota and Santee Dakota Nations. She is a board member of the international all-female paint crew Few & Far Women and co-founder of City Mischief Murals, an all-BIPOC artist collective centered on healing through art. Specializing in large-scale murals, her work can be seen on the sides of buildings throughout the country. Thomasina has organized a number of events focusing on empowering and creating safe spaces for youth and fellow artists to practice their crafts. She draws influences from her Oceti Sakowin culture while using art to express thoughts on community, social justice, spirituality and togetherness.
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