As Prince says, "2012 is a pivotal year for the indigenous peoples of the Americas. As the current cycle of the Mayan calendar draws to a close, and in preparation for a new beginning when indigenous values will perhaps be more widely recognised and adopted, it is time to welcome the diverse and authentic messages and manifestations of contemporary Aboriginal American artists."
"My people will sleep for 100 years, and when they awake, it will be the artists who give them back their spirit." –Louis Riel, Métis revolutionary (Boyle and Racette 21).
Marcus Amerman (Choctaw), Sarah Sense (Chitimacha-Choctaw), Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne), and myself will fly in especially to attend the opening and give talks, demonstrations, film screenings and discussions on Thursday June 14th.
Please contact the gallery for details:
call 0117 944 3101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participating artists include:
Cupcake (Pawnee), America Meredith, 2012
- Marcus Amerman (Choctaw)
- Shonto Begay (Navajo)
- David Bradley (White Earth Ojibwe)
- Kelly Church (Grand Traverse Odawa-Ojibwe)
- Melissa Cody (Navajo)
- Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheynne)
- Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga)
- Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi-Choctaw)
- America Meredith (Cherokee Nation
- Chris Pappan (Kaw-Osage-Lakota
- Debra Yepa-Pappan (Jemez Pueblo
- Cara Romero (Chemehuevi)
- Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo)
- Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo)
- Sarah Sense (Chitimacha-Choctaw)
- Ryan Singer (Navajo)
- Werewulf Micah Wesley (Kiowa-Muscogee Creek)
- Boyle, John and Sherry Farrell Racette. Rielisms. Winnipeg, MB: Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2001.