Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host an Art Show and Rock Art Hike at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, March 19, 2017.
From 10am to 12pm, join us for the final guided rock art hike of the season. This is a great opportunity to learn about 2 distinctive methods for producing rock art. What are the differences between Pictographs and Petroglyphs? How are symbols used in interpreting a people or an era? Learn these answers and more as you join a Park Ranger for this off-trail, moderate to strenuous hike along the cliffs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park!
Following the hike, enjoy an art exhibit featuring works by DG House and members of the King Kuka family from 12pm to 3pm. Highlighting the event will be a rare opportunity to purchase 2 original King Kuka art works through a silent auction. Refreshments will also be served during the art show.
Contemporary Native American artist DG House is guest artist in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Her work is in permanent collections worldwide including musicians Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Grand Teton National Park and the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.
Kingsley “King” Kuka was a local Blackfeet artist and poet, known for his paintings and lithographs which he called “Kuka-graphs.” He inspired an entire generation of American Indian Artists, and his work is recognized internationally; it is said the Vatican holds one of his paintings in their prestigious collection. Sadly, King Kuka passed away in December, 2003. His legacy, however, lives on through the creative spirit of his family as his wife Marietta and five children (Kqyn, Kodi, Kokko, Khi, Khol) are active in the arts as well.
For more information call the park visitor center at (406) 866-2217.
What: Rock Art Hike and Art Show
When: Saturday, March 19
Rock Art Hike – 10am to 12pm
Art Show – 12pm to 3pm
Who: Artists on display; DG House and the King Kuka family
Where: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park; located 10 miles south of Great Falls on I-15, take Ulm exit, then 3.5 miles North-west on paved county road.
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