A Life's Work Paul Goble Exhibit

A Life's Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories
Stanford Adelstein Gallery
Exhibit Grand Opening & Reception - Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM
January 20 - March 2017

Author and illustrator Paul Goble was born in England on September 27, 1933. He grew up in a family where art and literature were valued and promoted. He also grew up with a deep fascination for the indigenous peoples of North America. As a young man he made several visits to the United States to spend time on reservations in South Dakota and Montana. He moved to America permanently in 1977 and became an American citizen in 1984.

Throughout his career, Goble garnered countless awards for his writing and artwork. In 1979 he received the Caldecott Medal, which is one of the most prestigious awards in all of children’s literature. Goble’s Caldecott winner, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, is just one of over 40 books in a career extending back to his first title, Red Hawk’s Account of Custer’s Last Battle, published in 1969. Throughout his long career, Goble focused on Plains American Indian history and retellings of traditional American Indian stories.

Award-winning Lakota author and illustrator S.D. Nelson says, “Paul Goble has a good heart. His paintings and his storytelling honor Lakota ways. Paul Goble, with his artistic insights, has shared our Lakota tradition and spiritual teachings with the world in a positive way. He is a true friend of our people.” Like Nelson, world-renowned Lakota flute player and hoop dancer, Kevin Locke, is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. In a letter to Goble Locke once wrote, “You’ve done more to heighten an awareness of our culture than just about anyone I can think of.”

Although Goble’s artwork is scattered throughout the world in private and public collections, the primary resource for access to works representative of his career is in Brookings, South Dakota, at the South Dakota Art Museum. The museum’s extensive Paul Goble Collection consists of over 500 watercolor, gouache, and ink illustrations.

This traveling exhibit is a celebration of Goble’s life and career. The exhibit represents a small collection of his complete works but it provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy artworks from different books and from different stages of his career. Visitors are invited to enjoy Goble’s paintings and to witness for themselves the products of a scholarly commitment to accurate research, an abiding passion for art, and deep love for the people and cultures of America’s Great Plains. It has truly been his life’s work. We welcome people of all ages and all backgrounds to enjoy the Paul Goble illustrations of American Indian Stories.



Tammy Eagle Hunter Special Exhibition 
Sioux Indian Museum Art Gallery
Exhibit Grand Opening & Reception - Friday, January 20 from 4 PM - 5 PM
January 20 - March 24, 2017

The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, will feature an exhibit of artwork by Tammy Eagle Hunter. The exhibition will run from January 20 to March 24, 2017.  On January 20, an opening reception will be held for the exhibit from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The artist will be available to discuss her work during the reception.  The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public. 

Tammy Eagle Hunter is a Lakota artist who uses bold colors and imagery to convey a message of cultural strength and resilience.  Born and raised on the Cheyenne River Reservation, Ms. Eagle Hunter currently resides in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.  As the Youth Programs Director of the Cheyenne River Youth Project, she works with children to bring art into their daily lives.

A self-taught artist, Tammy developed her artistic techniques through trial and error.  She sees her artistic development as a lifelong journey in which she is constantly fine-tuning her artistic vision and developing new skills and techniques.  Working primarily in acrylic paint on canvas she often incorporates spray paint and graffiti into her artwork.  Some of these graffiti techniques were borrowed from the young people that she works with at the Cheyenne River Youth Project. Spontaneity is a key element of Eagle Hunter’s work.  She often begins a painting with no preconceived notions about the subject matter, preferring instead to allow ideas to flow naturally onto the canvas.  Through her artwork, she hopes to remind the children in her community of the strength, resilience, and honor found in Lakota culture. 

Tammy’s artwork has been featured at the 2016 Native POP: People of the Plains – A Gathering of Arts and Culture Market and she was awarded first place at the 2015 Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Labor Day Artist Market and Exhibit.  This exhibition marks the first time her works have been shown in a museum setting. 

Prices for the artwork can be obtained by contacting The Journey Museum Store at (605) 394-2201.  To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Tammy Eagle Hunter at tammy.cryp@gmail.com

The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York Street, Rapid City, SD 57701.  For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.

Walk in a Sacred Manner

Walk in a Sacred Manner
Tammy Eagle Hunter

Acrylic on Canvas
©2016 Tammy Eagle Hunter


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