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American Indian Guest Artists 2011 Schedule

Indian artists demonstrate their traditional & contemporary art throughout the summer at the Colter Bay Indian Art Museum. Photo is a cradleboard from the David T. Vernon Collection.

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Date: May 16, 2011
Contact: Jackie Skaggs, 307.739.3393

May 16, 2011


Each year, Grand Teton National Park sponsors a program for visiting American Indian artists at the Colter Bay Visitor Center and Indian Arts Museum. For the past 36 years, artists from diverse tribes have demonstrated their traditional and contemporary art forms, providing visitors an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for, and understanding of American Indian art and culture.

Artists participating in the program represent tribes from across the United States. Art forms include painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, and musical instruments. Guest artists exhibit daily, Monday through Sunday, from approximately 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase.

Dates and guest artists scheduled for the 2011 season are:

May 10-29 Willie & Debbie LaMere Shoshone Beadwork & Flint Knapping
May 30-June 5 Jola LeBeau Eastern Shoshone Beadwork
June 6-12 Maynard White Owl Nez Perce Beadwork
June 13-19 Charlotte Tendoy Shoshone Beadwork
June 20-26 Guillermo Martinez Tarascan-Apache Handmade Flutes & Drums
June 27-July 3 DG House Cherokee Oil Painting
July 4-10 Ted Moran S'Klallan Northwest Coastal Carving
July 11-17 Cecilia Lovey Two Bulls Ogalala Sioux Beadwork, Painting
July 18-24 Dolly & Bonnie Woodie Navajo Weaving,Clothing, Beadwork
July 25-31 Willie & Debbie LaMere Shoshone Beadwork, Flint Knapping
August 1-7 Paul Hacker Choctaw Flutes, Knives, Pottery
August 8-14 Andrea Two Bulls Ogalala Sioux Beadwork, Painting
August 15-21 Jola LeBeau Eastern Shoshone Beadwork
August 22-28 Gale Self Choctaw Silver Jewelry
Aug. 29-Sept 4 Josie & Juan Bronco Paiute Beadwork
Sept 5-11 Clyde Hall & Nancy Nacki Shoshone Beadwork, Quillwork
Sept 12-18 Andrea Two Bulls Ogalala Sioux Beadwork, Painting
Sept 19-25 DG House Cherokee Oil Painting
Sept. 26-Oct 3 Willie & Debbie LaMere Shoshone

Did You Know?

Close-up of a lodgepole pine cone

Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.