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Lakota Artist Steve Tamayo in Corning

The Rockwell believes in reaching all audiences in meaningful ways through a commitment to authentic educational and cultural experiences. That’s why we’re pleased to welcome Lakota artist Steve Tamayo to The Rockwell and the Corning community for two unique opportunities. 

Steve Tamayo is a traditional Sicangu Lakota artist whose family originates from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Tamayo is a regular consultant to the curatorial and conservation staff at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Tamayo’s honors include the 2014 NAC Governor’s Heritage Art Award for excellence in cultural artistic expression. In 2015, he and Paul High Horse won the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for best two-person exhibition, and were again nominated in 2016. Tamayo has exhibited at The National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, DC, The Kaneko in Omaha, The Great Plains Museum in Lincoln, NE, the John G. Neihardt Center, and RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, IA.

Don’t miss two unique opportunities to meet and learn from Steve Tamayo:

September 25 & 27, 2017
Traditional Rawhide Container Workshop

There were seven types of rawhide containers utilized on the Plains. During this two-part workshop, traditional Lakota artist Steve Tamayo will lead participants in the creation of their very own rawhide container.  Participants will learn about the function and historical evolution of the containers through the impact of trade. Symbology and color concept will also be discussed to add a decorative element to your container.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Lecture with Steve Tamayo: Defenders of the Water School at Standing Rock

During the movement of resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Defenders of the Water School was formed to serve as a home education resource for families residing at the camp. The school was run by volunteers and funded completely by donations. Workshops were often offered by elders, students, artists, and others who wanted to share their knowledge with the young water protectors.  Hear firsthand from traditional Lakota artist, Steve Tamayo, about his work at the school and experiences on the front lines at Standing Rock.

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