Let's celebrate Columbus Day by walking into someone else's house and telling them we live there now - e card
It's the perfect day to give attention to Native American artIn honor of a day off work and the first illegal immigrant to America, this week seems the perfect time to focus on Native American art and artists.
I found some beautiful work and tried to learn something about each artist.
Tammy Garcia is a Santa Clara Pueblo sculptor and ceramic artist. She comes from a long line of potters including her great-great-great grandmother, great-great aunt, her mother and sister.
Preston Singletary is a musician and glass artist of Tlingit origin. He is best known for his use of glass to express and explore traditional Tlingit themes and his clan crest, the whale. His music features spoken word, Native storytelling, and singing, performed with an experimental approach with rock/funk aspects.
Susan Point is a descendant of the Musqueam people. Her study of the form and historical works of Salish art laid the foundation for her productions and helped bring awareness to it's culture.
Charlie James, the son of a non-Native father and a Kwakwaka'wakw mother, was a carver who made full-size and model totem poles, food bowls, and masks. His work epitomized traditional Kwakiutl art with a bold and unique style, unlike anyone else of his period.
Farrell Cockrum is a contemporary artist of the Blackfeet Nation. He captures the spirit of the Blackfeet with a touch of abstract expressionism and streaming colors in each of his unique and colorful paintings.
Go out and celebrate Columbus Day by drinking sangria, getting lost, and stealing someone's stuff.