September 30, 2009 at 9:22 pm (art, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, culture, environment, ethics, history, Indigenous People, journalism, Lakota, life, Native Americans, photography, Pine Ridge Indian reservation, politics, random, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: 1890, American history, Big Foot, blog, Cemetery Hill, December 29, Mass Grave, Massacre Site, minolta, Native Americans, photo, photography, photos, pictures, South Dakota, Spotted Elk, Wounded Knee
- Wounded Knee Grave
BIA Historical Site Marker
BIA Historical Site Marker
The Flag Arrives
To the East
Most photo ‘views’ were taken the morning of December 28, 2006. Photos containing snow were taken on December 29, 2006. Some were taken from atop Cemetery Hill and others were taken ‘of’ Cemetery Hill–several from a distance in order to provide a sense of the overall landscape. The Historical Marker of Bigfoot’s surrender is not visible from Cemetery Hill. It denotes a place further northeast along the ‘highway’.
September 29, 2009 at 8:52 pm (art, culture, entertainment, environment, history, Indigenous People, journalism, life, photography, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, blog, Hispanic, Kansas city art, KCMO, minolta, photographs, photography, photos, pictures, Street Mural, The Bitter & The Sweet
The Bitter & The Sweet credits
Mural en toto of The Bitter & The Sweet
Anyone got any leads on the folks in the credits for this mural in Kansas City, Missouri on Ceasar Chaevez Blvd?
Yes, I am looking for the folks. It’s all good.
September 28, 2009 at 2:39 am (art, culture, entertainment, Indigenous People, journalism, life, Peru, photography, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: 2d mixed media, Andes, arcylics, Athlone Clarke, blog, Greg Davis, Jamaican, Kansas City, Marty Bolyard, Nicario Jimenez, photography, Plaza Art Fair, Rick Preston, Ronnie Phillips, sculptor, Suzy Scarborough
Could it be that the folks who select who will receive a coveted, and very expensive booth, at the Country Club Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City, Missouri have discovered that some of us like a little ‘meat’ on our art bones? Or was it just plain dumb luck or the colorfield appeal of the work of several artists that brought them to the land along Brush Creek?
Yes, folks, there was a welcome smattering of more than just home decor art here and there at the Art Fair. Moi gives thanks for the unexpected discovery of the art of Nicario Jimenez, Athlone Clarke, Ronnie Phillips, and Suzy Scarborough. Depending on what you desire from the art in your life, well, you might also appreciate work that goes beyond color coordination with the couch and rug set.
Nicario Jimenez cites himself as “Artist of the Andes” and according to his website he is indeed from a village in Peru. Though he now resides in Naples, Florida. But–what matters is his art–and it’s something to spend some time visually digging into. Jimenez creates “retablos” –self contained portable boxes of art. They’re like galleries you can carry hither and yon. And Nicario’s galleries are stuffed full of political, social, and cultural commentary via all the people and words that fill each box. He has a sweet online gallery at: www.retablosnicario.com .
A real surprise was the work of Jamaican born Athlone Clarke whose 2 D mixed creations seek and find for display every sore racial-cultural-political nerve that persists in the past and present–from swimming pools to slavery, he’s in touch with the raw nerves and does not hesitate to put them on display. You can check him out at:
Ronnie Phillips was a return artist to the Plaza. How ever did he slip in with those babies in the laundry washing machines? Oh yeah. While his work is more subtle than the two artists cited, it has its edge regarding African American history and issues. I relish his rich use of color and what he can convey with facial expressions.
My lone woman find was an eye intriguing delight even from a distance: Suzy Scarborough, whose large landscape was luminous from afar and not hurt one bit by sunlight. Scarborough was at the Plaza for the first time and me so does hope she returns just so I can enjoy so much of her work all in one place and at one time in person. Of her acrylic paintings on wood formats–figurative, abstract and landscape–my favorites are her collage landscapes which incorporate ‘found’ self educating book textual material into the backgrounds with overlaying colors and shapes. Decide for yourself which of her formats trips your fancy at www.SuzyScarborough.com .
I also enjoyed the photography of Rick Preston ( Miramonte, CA) who still uses the same 4×5 film camera he’s employed for the last thirty years. Apparenly Preston enjoys hiking–and photographing–at night. And the results can be intriguing when he plays with his coleman lantern.
Greg Davis’ photography also got me into his booth for a longer look at people and places of lands distant from midland Missouri. Visit www.gregdavisphotography.com and you can travel too. His mantra is: “There is no reason to look back. You’re not headed that way.”
Oh and at the UN-Plaza Art Fair on the grounds of the All Souls Universalist Church on Warwick there was the stone craft of Marty Bolyard–Netsuke Carver, Stone Sculptor –Wood, Tagua and Stone Turner. Bolyard’s exquistely detailed small creations are marvels of intricate craftsmanship. If you desire something truly unique in stone or wood, Marty is the Man for making it. Inquiries can be made via MUSEVISIONS1127@aol.com
Exploring we shall go….
September 27, 2009 at 12:05 am (art, culture, entertainment, music, photography)
Tags: City Market, Golightly, Kansas City, Kansas City Community Radio, photo, Stephen Forrest Golightly, www.kkfi.org
Stephen Forrest Golightly Serenades City Market
more photographs at http://shutterbugjunkie.wordpress.com/
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September 24, 2009 at 2:51 pm (art, creative writing, environment, exploring interconnectedness, poetry, Writing)
Tags: Arches, art, blog, cool dawning, dawn, eva, love, poetry, Sumi-E, watercolor
open path knowing
no boundaries between
September 24, 2009 at 2:32 pm (culture, entertainment, history, Independent film, Indigenous People, movies, Native Americans, random, Writing)
Tags: Carmody, dvd, foreign distribution, indie film, movies, Native American, producer, The Only Good Indian, Wes Studi, Winter Fox Frank, writer
Considering Tom Carmody is probably the BEST source of information I’m going to get for the status of the The Only Good Indian starring Wes Studi and Winter Fox Frank, his recent ‘comment’ merits its own post for all parties interested in indie films. Since this film concerns an area of American history that my own writing deals with (see White Wolves, ‘about Eva’, and poetry posted such as “Comes Home Crawling”, “devottees” and “Cemetery Hill”), I am following its marketing and distribution with much self interest.
Much appreciation to Carmody for visiting my blog and providing the following information:
I’m the writer/producer of the film. We have a foreign distribution deal (so the film will be in theaters in other countries) but we are still working on US and Canadian distribution (as you know, it’s difficult for any indie film right now). If we don’t get US/Canadian distribution we will distribute the film ourselves. We are getting a great response from the Native American community who have seen the film at festivals. We also greatly appreciate your kind words and support of the film – it really helps. We hope to have it out soon on dvd, on demand, download and perhaps limited theatrical runs.
September 20, 2009 at 8:55 pm (creative writing, exploring interconnectedness, life, poetry, Writing)
Tags: creative writing, Dementer, Pentacle, pentagram, pipes, poem, poetry, senses, star lines, Writing
hear: something haunting lingers~~~
strike star lines;
witch a pentagram defines~
Dim the sun,
rim the moon,
catch messages from a loon~
In the center
ciphering who may enter~
thin skins baring souls shutter~
Crush the rose,
stuff the nose,
waste not blood nor grapes ere ripe~
forgets the strife;
follows blissfully the pipes~
September 20, 2009 at 3:13 pm (art, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, history, Indigenous People, Lakota, Native Americans, photography)
Tags: black & white photography, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, historical documents, KCMO, National Archives, Record Group 75
I’m amazed at the unexpected interest everyone has expressed in the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation black and white photographs and historical documents. Thank you all so much for your comments and links. All of these materials are from the National Archives in Kansas City, Missouri. They are from Record Group 75, regarding the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation Agency. This is just a small sample of all the material that is available for researchers and the public at large. All records are available for anyone to access directly in person at the National Archives Central Plains Region Branch. The staff is a very knowledgeable and helpful group of people. The textual research room is a tad chilly–sweaters and long sleeves recommended but it’s all ‘good’.
There is a link on the sidebar to the National Archives and its research databases online for your exploring pleasure.
September 18, 2009 at 1:35 pm (art, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, culture, environment, ethics, history, Indigenous People, Lakota, life, Native Americans, photography, random)
Tags: black & white photography, blog, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, history, landscape, photo, Susan Fears Nothing, Whitehorse district
Cheyenne River view
- Susan Fears Nothing Whitehorse District 1922
Susan Fears Nothing narrative 1922
Cheyenne River View
September 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm (art, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, culture, ethics, history, Indigenous People, Lakota, life, Native Americans, photography, politics)
Tags: b&w photography, Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, history, Mrs. She Takes Him Standing, photograph, photos, photos 1922, pictures, William Carter Family
William Carter family 1922 Agency District Cheyenne River Indian Reservation
William Carter narrative survey 1922
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