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The Call of the Mountains
The Artists of Glacier National Park
June 27 through October 12, 2002
An exhibition featuring the work of early writers, photographers, and painters of
Glacier National Park and the Great Northern Railway.
Featuring: Charles M. Russell, James Willard Schultz, Joseph H. Sharp, John Clarke, Joe DeYong, Maynard Dixon, John Fery, Norman Forsyth, Philip R. Goodwin, George Bird Grinnell, T. J. Hileman, Louis Warren Hill, Fred Kiser, Frank B. Linderman, Lone Wolf, Ted Marble, Roland Reed, and Winold Reiss -- among others.
Read more about the many artists featured in this exhibition
EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH CALL OF THE MOUNTAINS:
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are 26 historical serigraphs depicting the many painted
designs of early Blackfeet tipis in this series -- newly
framed and on display for the first time at the Hockaday.
Produced primarily by Jessie Wilber of the Art Department at Montana State College in Bozeman, the prints are accompanied by twelve origin legends compiled by Cecile Black Boy under the sponsorship of the Museum of the Plains Indian in the early 20th Century.
Ms. Wilber traveled to the Blackfeet Sun Dance encampments in Montana and Southern Alberta during the summers of 1944 and 1945 with Olga Ross Hannon, Chairperson of MSU's Art Department. The two women faithfully documented the painted lodges at the encampments with color sketches and slides.
Dr. John C. Ewers, director of the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning in the 1940's, and Senior Ethnologist in the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology, discussed the history and significance of these tipi designs and legends in a 20 page booklet which is on hand for our visitors to read.
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Miller and Teri Cannavaro
Original Creations, Restorations,
and Native American Reproductions
Crow Style Antelope Hide War Shirt
Beadwork and Quilling by Teri Cannavaro,
Construction by Mark Miller
Courtesy of Melody and Stuart Johnson
Miller was raised in the Midwest, but he had a fascination for native
Americans and their lifestyles starting at a very young age.
He studied Fine Art and Commercial Art in the marvelous environs of Madison, Wisconsin.
He surprisingly found himself on the plains of Alberta, Canada after graduation -- teaching arts and craft techniques to Native Americans.
"I learned a lot more from them than they learned from me."
He moved to Kalispell, Montana and started working with Teri Cannavaro (born in Nashville, Tennessee) when he needed her nimble hands for porcupine quill work and beading.
Their work shows scholarship, skill, respect, and love for the timelessness of traditional art.