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Special Programs Article

May 01, 2016


Special Programs

Crazy Horse Memorial is open year round, but summer activities are especially robust.

June 6 - July 31st: Children's activities on the porch of the Native American Educational and Cultural Center. Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday at 10:00 AM, Noon, and 2:00 PM.

May 27 - September 5th: Special performances on the Viewing Deck each day at 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and 5:30 PM

May 5 - September: Visitors to Crazy Horse Memorial have a special opportunity to meet Native American artists and lecturers in-person. Native American artists sell their creations (jewelry, paintings, pottery, books, etc.) at tables throughout our Welcome Center and Native American Educational and Cultural Center, now through early October. In addition, we have three programs for artists who are here for a shorter period of time.

Artists in Residence

Six artists have a one-month residency, to market and sell their art, from May through October, to over one million visitors each year. This residency provides time for the artist to connect to our many visitors.

May 1 thru 31 Valerie Janis: Bay Mills Indian Community, South Dakota

June 16 thru 30 Lorri-Ann Two Bulls and Molina Parker: Oglala Lakota, South Dakota

July 1 thru 31 Wade Patton: Oglala Lakota, South Dakota

August 1 thru 31 Arthur Short Bull: Oglala Lakota, Colorado

September 1 thru 30 Ardis McRae: Lower Brule Lakota, South Dakota

October 1 thru 31 Open

Summer Lecture Series

Native Artists, historians, cultural bearers and/or performers have the opportunity to share their knowledge and skill with visitors through one-hour lectures or performances. Each Thursday evening from June — August, this program provides an educational opportunity for visitors to leam and interact with the professional.

June 2 Colleen Cutschall: Oglala-Sicangu Lakota, South Dakota/Canada
June 9 Youth Dance Group:Pojaque Pueblo, New Mexico
June 16 Roger Broer: Oglala Lakota, South Dakota
June 23 Donald Montileaux: Oglala Lakota, South Dakota
June 30 Clementine Bordeaux: Rosebud Lakota, California
July 7 Kevin Locke: Hunkpapa Lakota, South Dakota
July 14 Emil Her Many Horses: Oglala Lakota, Washington D.C.
July 21 Dr. Craig Howe: Oglala Lakota, South Dakota
July 28 Jennifer White: Three Affiliated Tribes, South Dakota 
August 4 Smoke Dancers: Iroquois Confederacy, New York
August 11 Gus & Tiana Yellow Hair: Northern Cheyenne/Oglala Lakota, South Dakota
August 18 Open
August 25 Zuni Maidens

One Person Show

Each of twelve artists has a one-month exhibition to market and sell their art from January through December. The exhibits, which often include explanations and/or descriptions provided by the artists, are on display in the Welcome Center.

May Terra Houska: Oglala Lakota, South Dakota 
June Roger Broer: Oglala Lakota, South Dakota
July Lauren Good Day Giago: Three Affiliated Tribes, South Dakota
August Gwen Westerman (tentative): Minnesota
September Denise Lajimodiere: Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, North Dakota
October Angela Bobby: Oglala Lakota, Montana

Special Programs