Grand Teton National Park Offers Busy Summer Featuring Native American Artists

From bead work and flint knapping to flautists and painters, Grand Teton National Park is offering a busy summer schedule of Native American artists at the Colter Bay Vistior Center and Indian Arts Museum.

The summer programs have been a staple at the park for 36 years, as artists from diverse tribes have demonstrated their traditional and contemporary art forms, providing visitors an opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for, and understanding of American Indian art and culture.

Artists participating in the program represent tribes from across the United States. Demonstrated art forms include painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, and musical instruments. Guest artists exhibit daily, Monday through Sunday, from approximately 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the lower level of the Colter Bay Indian Arts Museum. Artists also offer their finished items for purchase.

Dates and guest artists scheduled for the 2011 season are:

May 10-29

Willie & Debbie LaMere, Shoshone, beadwork and flint knapping

May 30-June 5

Jola LeBeau, Eastern Shoshone, beadwork

June 6 -12

Maynard White Owl, Nez Perce, beadwork

June 13-19

Charlotte Tendoy, Shoshone, beadwork

June 20-26

Guillermo Martinez, Tarascan-Apache, handmade flutes and drums

June 27-July 3

DG House, Cherokee, oil painting

July 4-10

Ted Moran, S’Klallan, Northwest coastal carving

July 11-17

Cecilia Lovey Two Bulls, Ogalala Sioux, beadwork, painting

July 18-24

Dolly & Bonnie Woodie, Navajo, weaving, clothing, beadwork

July 25-31

Willie & Debbie LaMere, Shoshone, beadwork, flint knapping

August 1-7

Paul Hacker, Choctaw, flutes, knives, pottery

August 8-14

Andrea Two Bulls, Ogalala Sioux, beadwork, painting

August 15-21

Jola LeBeau, Eastern Shoshone, beadwork

August 22-28

Gale Self, Choctaw, silver jewelry

August 29-Sept 4

Josie & Juan Bronco, Paiute, beadwork

September 5-11

Clyde Hall and Nancy Nacki, Shoshone, beadwork, quillwork

September 12-18

Andrea Two Bulls, Ogalala Sioux, beadwork, painting

September 19-25

DG House, Cherokee, oil painting

Sept. 26-Oct 3

Willie & Debbie LaMere, Shoshone, beadwork, flint knapping