Tauck Sponsors American Indian Artist-in-Residence Program at Grand Teton
PHOTO: Black Pinto Horse, one of the artists in residence participating in Tauck's and Grand Teton National Park's Artist in Residence program. (Courtesy of Tauck)
Tauck, the Norwalk, Conn.-based tour operator, has entered into a partnership with Grand Teton National Park to set up an American Indian Artist in Residence program. The program will provide support for Indian artists and craftspeople while it sets up a platform for meetings between Tauck’s tour guests at the park and local native artists and artisans.
Tauck worked with the staff of Grand Teton National Park in selecting four Indian artists to participate in the program, which will take place May to September. The artists will participate on a rotating basis and will meet and interact with Tauck guests in small group sessions as well as conducting weekly presentations for the public in the Craig Thomas Discovery Visitor Center.
The participating artists in the program are:
Black Pinto Horse, a member of the Arikara and Hidatsa tribes from South Dakota who attended the Institute of American Indian Arts and holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from Minot State University.
Andrea Two Bulls, an Oglala Sioux from South Dakota, known for beadwork and painting.
Kelly Looking Horse, an Oglala Lakota from South Dakota who makes drums and is a drummer, dancer and singer.
DG House, a printmaker and photographer whose work is presented in the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and has been purchased by such collectors as Paul McCartney and Elton John.
Tauck is underwriting the financing of the project.
The meetings will be incorporated into three Tauck itineraries: Legends of the American West, Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks, and Cowboy Country, a Tauck Bridges family program.
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