In celebration of American Indian Heritage Day (September 25th) the MSU-N Multicultural Center has invited as its guest artist Sandi Pointer (Cherokee Tribe of Northeast Alabama). Pointer is presenting Hunting Song, a 15” x 11” water color with pencils, ink, and pastels on a sheet music.
Hunting Song was done in the contemporary Plains ledger art style. The scene is a symbolic narrative that depicts a successful hunting expedition during pre-reservation life, along with a buffalo hide painting and tipi village. Pointer juxtaposed her stylized pictorial art onto actual historic sheet music (1892) by Mendelssohn. It is not uncommon for Indian artists to use old backgrounds like maps, for example to express their art.
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.