The concert features local family favorite, the Whizpops who open for Supaman, an Apsáalooke hip hop artist and fancy dancer who grew up in Crow Agency, Montana.
Supaman has received multiple awards for his work as a DJ, singer and rapper, and a fancy dancer including the Tuney Award, the Aboriginal Peoples Music Choice Award, and the North America Indigenous Music Award. Supaman is also featured, with MAG7, in the Taboo video “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL” which won an award for MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message in 2017.
About Arts Transform Community: Montana Arts Integration Conference
Arts Transform Community: Montana Arts Integration Conference takes place June 27-29, 2018 on the University of Montana/Missoula campus for an audience of educators, administrators, teaching artists, community leaders, creative thinkers and policy makers. Funded by the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, the conference is sponsored by UM Arts, Missoula County Public Schools, Arts Missoula, and SPARK! Arts Ignite Learning, in partnership with the Montana Arts Council and the Montana Office of Public Instruction with additional support from Nick and Robyn Checota.
The conference is a celebration Montana’s outstanding work in arts education as well as a gathering of national and regional experts in the field of arts integration. Highlights of the conference include Koh Uzemaki, a musician for Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble presenting on the Turn Around Arts work at Lame Deer; nationally recognized performing artist and policy shaper, Carlton Turner; Kennedy Center trainer Deb Brzoska; and SupaMan, a Apsáalooke hip hop artist from Crow Agency who will present a free community concert at the Wilma in celebration of the conference gathering. The conference also hosts over 25 regional presenters representing arts integration from every discipline. More information here.