Nationally Renowned Lakota Chief Marvin Swallow is coming to the North Fork Valley to share his paintings and traditions with our community!
Join your friends and neighbors for a special art opening reception with Chief Swallow on Friday Feb 19 at the Hive. Doors will open at 7pm and he will share a Lakota Blessing at 8pm.
Marvin Swallow paints “images of time before and after the moment,” whispering sacred stories of the beauty and mystery of creation. Swallow travels nationwide along with his Japanese wife, Water Woman Hiroko Matsuda-Swallow, to share their traditions and ceremonies. He is member of the Sicangu band of the Teton Lakota from the Black Hills of South Dakota.
The exhibit at the Hive "Way of Life of Seven Generations" will explore timeless themes of the Lakota ceremonial way of life, offering profound picto-poetic narratives from the deep spiritual heart of the indigenous Native American culture in its modern expression.
Chief Swallow’s work has been described as “a unique and powerful contribution to the growing genre of visionary art”.