BENEFITING: Cheyenne River Youth Project
EVENT DATE: Jul 08, 2015
Graffiti art was born from a culture so powerful that the poverty it was immersed in could not hold it back….
The Cheyenne River Reservation is located in the second poorest county in the United States, but it is unimaginably rich with a strong and beautiful culture.
This summer, graffiti artists from across the nation will descend upon Lakota land in the rural Midwest for a gathering unlike any before. Lakota culture and graffiti culture will come together to give birth to a new heartbeat that will be heard across the plains and far beyond.
Called RedCan, the event is scheduled to take place on July 8-9 at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s new Waniyetu Wowapi (“Winter Count”) Art Park in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. The artists will then travel to Rapid City, South Dakota, and paint in Art Alley on July 11.
Featured artists for this historic event are:
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Throughout the upcoming RedCan event, featured graffiti and street artists will be painting alongside local artists and community members in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park and throughout the community of Eagle Butte. RedCan will do even more than expose Cheyenne River youth, and the larger community, to what has become the largest art movement in the history of man. Featured artists will show off different techniques and styles, giving attendees an opportunity to get an inside look at the contemporary graffiti movement and how it has evolved in the last 50 years.
RedCan will bring together generations and cultures in our community and in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park, an innovative, free public art space dedicated to graffiti, street art and traditional Lakota painting. The park is a gathering place where positive self-expression, storytelling, reconciliation and healing takes place for all.
Also on hand will be a variety of hip-hop groups, native drum groups and native dancers, ensuring that RedCan will be a high-energy merging of graffiti culture and Lakota culture.
Please join us in making this event a huge success. Funds raised will be used to purchase paint, artist supplies, food and beverages, and to help cover the artists’ travel expenses. Jam organizers can be reached by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
All donors will be sent vinyl sticker packs courtesy of Siamese.
Individuals making a donation of $30 or more will receive an 11x17 copy of the RedCan poster, signed by the headlining artists.
For $50, you will receive an empty paint can signed by a headling artist.
Donors contributing $75 or more will receive a screen print of work created by writer BIAFRA.
If you make a $200 donation, you will receive EAST'S DF crew book: Decaying Future, 170+ pages in full color of rare artwork & exclusive photography. Each book will come with a sticker pack, signatures from various DF crew members along with a full page, custom drawing on the inside cover by featured artist, East Foster.
For more information, please see: http://www.lakotayouth.org/2015/03/graffiti-culture-will-meet-lakota-culture-this-summer-at-redcan/