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Featuring a Silent Auction of Gregg Deal Works, Chief Lee Plentywolf to Speak and Share
Boulder, Colo.: Families and members of the local Boulder Arts community are invited to East Window to celebrate and honor sacred Indigenous traditions on November 27, 2022 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. This event is intended to build community together with shared art, stories, music, dance, and ceremonies of gratitude. Special guest speaker Chief Lee Plenty Wolf, a Lakota Elder from the Oglala tribe, is slated to share his experience and wisdom. There will also be a silent auction of Gregg Deal works available for purchase.
Chief Plenty Wolf and his son Charlie Plenty Wolf are part of this showcase which will benefit the Plenty Wolf Medicine Youth Program. This sacred gathering will run from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. on November 27th and will include Native prayer songs and drumming with the Plenty Wolf Singers, stories with Red Feather Woman, Indigenous community vendors selling art, crafts, and other goods, and activity tables for children, led by members of the Plenty Wolf Medicine Youth Program and friends. Native artists, community members, and allies are all encouraged to attend. Sliding scale pricing is offered for this event, with a suggested donation of $25 for attendees.
A silent auction of paintings by multidisciplinary artist Gregg Deal will also be offered during this time. Bidding for these items is open now through December 11th and winners will be notified shortly thereafter with directions on how to collect their Gregg Deal art. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the silent auction will go to fund the Plenty Wolf Medicine Youth Program.
Chief Plenty Wolf is an influential leader of the movement to protect the water at Standing Rock. He is a direct descendant of those medicine men and women that paved the way before him. Chief Plenty Wolf brings his wisdom, chants, prayers, and experiences living as a medicine man to East Window for this Indigenous Peoples Month celebration.
Deal is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. His work includes paintings, murals, performance work, filmmaking, spoken word which all highlight his life as a Native identity and critique of American society. The Smithsonian Institute, Denver Art Museum, and RedLine Gallery have all featured Gregg Deal works.
East Window is an extension of the studio of Todd Edward Herman, visual artist and founder of the exhibition center. His work deals with themes of identity, difference and spectatorship, using the body as a site for exploration and challenge. Throughout his lifelong career, Herman has collaborated with artists on books, films, performances, and exhibitions all over the world. A staunch ally to artists with disabilities, artists of color, queer, and gender-variant artists, Herman works tirelessly to highlight the works of those who represent these communities.