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Seven Generations: Mending the Hoop - Gallery Exhibit-Sioux Falls

Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019

At the invitation of members of the Pipe On Head family in Oglala Lakota County, SD, artist Carolyne D. Landon has chronicled seven generations of life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre through paintings of Chief Big Foot and his Pipe On Head grandsons up to the present generation.

James Pipe On Head, the grandson of Chief Big Foot, survived the massacre as a ten-year-old boy and later became president of the Oglala Wounded Knee Survivors Association. In 1938, he testified before Congress seeking reparations for survivors and the families of those who died in the massacre. His historical testimony describing the event as a massacre influenced the public memory of what happened at Wounded Knee in December of 1890.

"Seven Generations: Mending the Hoop" opens June 4, 2019, and runs through September 6, 2019. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Viewing hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The exhibition is located in the Madsen/Nelson/Elmen Galleries of the Center's Fantle Building at 2121 South Summit Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD.

A reception with members of the Pipe On Head family and artist talk will be held July 24, 2019, from 6-8pm.

About the Artist:

Carolyne D. Landon is an interdisciplinary artist. Her paintings, drawings and prints have been exhibited in museums and commercial galleries in the U.S., Korea, and China. Her illustrations have appeared in Smithsonian magazine, and her writing and photography has been published by The Nature Conservancy. Landon's work as a courtroom TV news artist appeared for several years on NBC-TV News and in The Washington Post.


Location:   The Center for Western Studies
Map:   2121 S. Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197
Phone:   605-274-4005
Email:   kthomas@augie.edu
Website:   http://augie.edu/center-western-studies/exhibits/seven-generations-mending-hoop

All Dates:
Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 19, 2019 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Jul 22, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Jul 29, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Aug 5, 2019 - Aug 9, 2019 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Aug 12, 2019 - Aug 16, 2019 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Aug 19, 2019 - Aug 23, 2019 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Aug 26, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 6, 2019 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Artist Carolyne D. Landon has chronicled seven generations of life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre through paintings of Chief Big Foot and his Pipe On Head grandsons up to the present generation.

The Center for Western Studies
The Center for Western Studies 57197 2121 S. Summit Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57197
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