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BTN LiveBIG: Artist brings Dakota tribe’s stories to life at Nebraska

Gwen Westerman likes to tell stories. She just doesn’t do it with words. “I think there is a way of telling stories that doesn’t involve putting them in a book,” said Westerman, an artist who works with visual mediums like fiber and textiles. “This is a different format to share culture, history and tradition.” She was recently named as the University of Nebraska’s Great Plains Art Museum’s Artist in Residence, and the first part of her residency lasted for a week at the beginning of this month. She’ll continue the second half in mid-November, using the lobby of the museum