Bryan Douglas Parker and Molina Parker, Rapid City, SD
Molina Parker: Learning beading from her mother, Molina comes from five generations of Lakota artists who've inspired her to continue their family tradition. Part of that inspiration also comes from listening to music. Each piece has a song or album associated with its creation. Molina primarily works with size 13 Czech glass beads, elk hide, high quality crystals and metals. In a time where many beadwork artists are using acrylic gems and rhinestone banding, she feels her unique work stands apart in quality of materials and workmanship while maintaining the integrity of her creative expression.
Bryan Parker: As a child growing up outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, artist Bryan Parker was constantly drawing. After high school, craving direction, Bryan enlisted in the Army. He spent 14 months deployed in Iraq, but he never forgot his love of art and self-expression. While still serving in a combat zone, Bryan bought a video camera and began documenting his experience on film. Over a decade later he is an acclaimed painter and graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts. He lives and works in Rapid City alongside his wife Molina Parker, an award-winning Lakota bead artist. In 2015 Bryan was honored with the Br. CM Simon, S.J. Award for his painting Tatanka’s Dream, which is featured on the 2016 Red Cloud Indian Art Show poster. We spoke with Bryan about his path to becoming an artist and what the future holds.
ROBERT PELTZ, ALLIANCE, NE
ARTIST RECEPTION JAN 25TH 6-8PM
Robert Peltz, Carnegie's long time youth art instructor, has successfully worked in numerous art fields, including impressionistic painting, abstract design, illustration, portraiture and cartooning. He spent several years in Denver, working for major corporations. His clients have included the United States Air Force, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, AT&T and United Way. He has won three international and seven national awards for his art, including a White House award for illustration and two international Summit Awards for design. We are fortunate to have him involved with our organization. His teaching skills are excellent and his dedication to Carnegie’s vision is extraordinary.
Tuesday Through Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Mondays
BOX BUTTE GENERAL HOSPITAL
Carnegie Arts Center
204 W 4th St
Alliance NE 69301
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT