Please join us for our first Whitefish Gallery Nights of the season!! Thursday, May 4th, 5-8PM. We will be featuring an eclectic mix of ledger art & prints from Browning, MT native artists, David Dragonfly, Ernest Marceau & Terrance Guardipee. Each exhibiting their own unique styles of traditional ledger art, along with expressionist visions of indigenous life via David Dragonfly’s print work. Fine art, live music with Ernie Heavy Runner & light refreshments. Find us on Instagram @thewalkingman2004 and Facebook. For more information about the upcoming show, call 406-863-2787. For more information about Whitefish Gallery Nights, go to http://www.whitefishgallerynights.org or on Instagram @whitefishgallerynightsartwalk.
“David Dragonfly resides in Browning, Montana. David attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he learned to make jewelry and carve stone. David also studied at the University of Montana in Missoula where he earned a bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. The main influences for Dragonfly’s printmaking are his Blackfeet and Assiniboine native cultures and the beautiful landscapes of the Blackfeet Reservation and the state of Montana. His time spent with Professors Don Bunse and Jim Todd inspired him further. His style and images appeal to the viewer and are said to be reminiscent of the Plains Indian pictographic art found in Montana and Canada, a style with very clean lines and broad, strong colors.” http://www.davidjohndragonfly.com
“Ernest Marceau, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe (Siksikaitsiitapii), uses his art to share the culture and history of his people. As a professional artist specializing in painting and sculpture, he creates art that allows the viewer to investigate the imaginary world of his mind. Born in Browning, Montana, Mr. Marceau was raised on the Blackfeet Reservation. He graduated from Browning High School in 1981, and attended Haskell Junior College in Lawrence, Kansas, where he focused his studies on art.” https://www.doi.gov/iacb/artwork-ernest-marceau-featured-online-exhibit
“Terrance Guardipee is an internationally acclaimed Blackfeet painter and ledger artist, consistently recognized for the traditional depiction of his Blackfeet heritage and contemporary innovation demonstrated in his work. Terrance was one of the first Native artists to revive the historical ledger art tradition, and was the first ledger artist to transform the style from the single page custom into his signature map collage concept. The map collage concept is based in the ledger art style, but incorporates various antique documents such as maps, war rations, checks, in addition to single page ledgers. Terrance utilizes antique documents in all of his artwork, dating from the mid-19th century, and typically originating from the historical and present Blackfeet homeland of Montana.” http://www.terranceguardipee.com