UPCOMING GARWOOD-SKALA GALLERY EXHIBITS

"POP"

EXHIBITING JAN 4 - FEB 8

Bryan Douglas Parker and Molina Parker, Rapid City, SD

 

 

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. 

 

Artist Quote: 

"For many artists, we often paint what we know. We take something from the environment we’re in to inspire us. Being in South Dakota, there are many buffalo across the state. And there’s a deeper significance because my wife is Lakota and the buffalo is a big part of her culture. It provided her people with life—through tools, clothing, and food—literally and spiritually. It’s a symbol of both the land and the people, so I used that as my primary inspiration. 

With my work, I like to identify one subject and really focus on that in detail. The rest is improvised along the way. I don’t really set out and plan the whole composition. A painting can change, just like a story can change as you’re writing it. You don’t always have to stick to a script. The piece evolves and becomes what it’s going to be."

 

UPCOMING STUDIO GALLERY EXHIBITS

"OF THE PLAINS"

Exhibiting SEP OCT 8 - NOV 9

-ARTIST AND GLASS BLOWER ORIN YUNG FROM TORRINGTON WYOMING

Gallery Hours

Tuesday Through Saturday

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays & Mondays

 

 

Admission

FREE ADMISSION

Wheelchair Accessible

 

 

OCT SPONSORS

COVER JONES-MOTOR CO

 

WESTERN VALLEY IRRIGATION

 

JM, ASSOCIATES PC

Contact Us

Carnegie Arts Center

204 W 4th St

Alliance  NE  69301

Phone/Fax  308-762-4571

art@carnegieartscenter.com

WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL AND THE NEBRASKA CULTURAL ENDOWMENT

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