by John Murie
The MSUN Multicultural Center is exhibiting during April the artwork of artist John Murie. Murie is from the Rocky Boy's Reservation where he was raised and graduated from high school in 1993. He then attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he received a two-year degree in 2-Dimensional art and design. After working a number of years in the gaming industry, Murie returned to school and art by completing his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Great Falls in 2010. Currently, Murie teaches art at Stone Child College where he enjoys sharing its benefits with his students.
The piece of work presented is a drawing of two gentlemen who met through a Native American church and have come to know one another as brothers. They are both very instrumental in their respective families as patriarchs and spiritual leaders. The drawing’s size is 16 x 20 inches and is done with charcoal and chalk on brown paper board.
The MSUN Office of Diversity Awareness and Multicultural Programs (ODAMP) invites local and regional artists to exhibit their pieces, preferably those that have some link to multicultural themes. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (406) 265-3589.