The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s summer programming is well under way with artist Seidel Standing Elk stationed as artist-in-residence, daily August 10–13.
“My art is a diversity of reflections of the values, visions, dreams, and stories told to me by my family, relatives, and elders of the Cheyenne,” Standing Elk notes.
Each day, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Standing Elk is located in the Center’s own Plains Indian Museum. As artist-in-residence, he chats with visitors as he demonstrates his own art techniques throughout the day in the gallery. This unique opportunity is included in the price of admission.
According to his website, as a traditional and contemporary artist, Standing Elk explains that this is a rewarding time in his life, and he feels honored to share these evolving times with his audiences. He adds, “The traditional style keeps me in touch with the Cheyenne and So-taaeo-o culture, while the contemporary gives me the freedom to be creative.”
To learn more about his work, visit standingelkart.wixsite.com/standingelk-art. For all listings of public programming coming up during the Center’s Centennial celebration, visit centerofthewest.org/calendar.
For more information, contact Emily Buckles, Interpretive Specialist for Programs and Natural Science Educator, at [email protected] or 307-578-4110.
The Center of the West’s summer educational programs are supported in part by an award from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Several other workshops, activities, and field trips scheduled throughout summer 2017 are made possible through a generous grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page. #100YearsMore