Thursday, November 29, 2012
36th Annual Indian Market & Featured Artist Kathryn Yauney
The weekend includes a variety of music and dance performances, artist demonstrations and traditional American Indian foods. Admission to the Market is only $5 and includes admission to the Museum with free admission for children under 12. This fundrasing event for the Museum Auxiliary helps to fund our exhibits, collections care, educational programming and special events.
All of Kathryn’s pieces are handmade using natural South Dakota clay and mixed media. Spirit masks and sculptures feature beads combined with porcupine quills, antlers, horns and select furs to portray different aspects of Native American life. Sculptures are designed to be displayed in a mirror to show the “oneness” with nature that was the basis of Native American culture, and a history of each piece is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Kathryn is very influenced by Native American culture, drawn from her own Cherokee heritage and from nine years spent teaching on the Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation. She graduated from Nebraska’s Chadron State College with degrees in both Art and History.
Kathryn is a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and belongs to the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA) which strives to maintain the integrity and quality of Native American Art.
For more information about Kathryn's works of art, visit her website KathrynYauney.com
For more information about the Indian Market visit their official website indianmarket.com