Creation.Story Exhibit Artist Reception & Curators Talk
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 4:00 – 6:00 pm (MT)
The Heritage Center (RCIS / Pine Ridge, SD)
The words and images we use to communicate differ between cultures and change from generation to generation. Creation.Story explores how a culture’s most important messages find a way to endure. This show is a contemporary version of the (Lakota) creation story, a collaborative exhibit featuring the MFA thesis work of Oglala Lakota artist Keith Braveheart. The exhibit is co-curated by Keith Braveheart and David A. Meyer II – together they have expanded the exhibit to include the work of nine additional Lakota artists, Dyani White Hawk, Randi Lynn Boucher, Jhon Goes In Center, Marlena Myles, Mikayla Patton, James Star Comes Out, Dwayne Wilcox, and Talon Ducheneaux. The exhibit opened at the Aktá Lakota Museum in 2021 and is currently traveling throughout South Dakota.
Creation.Story opened at The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota in October 2022 and will close on May 19, 2023. James and Randilynn were the first pairing of exhibition artists to serve as co-curators and invited Dustin Twiss and Destiny Big Crow into the exhibition with the creation of two new artworks exclusive to the Heritage Center. These two new artworks centered on our Wakan Tanka relatives: Eya (The West Wind) & Tatankakan (Buffalo Spirit).
We are thankful for this partnership with The Heritage Center, and express sincere appreciation to Ashley Pourier (Curator) and Mary Maxon (Director).