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UPCOMING SHOWS

Carlin Bear Don't Walk & Monica Gilles-BringsYellow

Opening First Friday, September 3, 5-8 PM & exhibiting through September in the Main Gallery

Opening First Friday, September 3, 5-8 PM / Exhibiting in the Main Gallery through September

Visit in-person during open hours: MON-SAT 10 AM to 6 PM, SUN 12 PM to 4 PM
Or browse and shop online via our Virtual Gallery beginning Tuesday, September 7: https://www.zootownarts.org/shows-events/galleries/virtual-gallery.html

This gallery show is part of Resiliency of Montana: Indigenous Art Exposure, a two day collaborative and educational event that intersects Montana tribal artists and Indigenous relatives at the ZACC! With Indigenous art exhibiting in all ZACC galleries and in our live performance venue, the Show Room. *Masks will be required at this gallery opening to protect tribal members and their communities.

CARLIN BEAR DON'T WALK
Carlin Bear Don’t Walk is an award winning Apsáalooke (Crow) and Tsitsistas (Northern Cheyenne) Artist from the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Busby, MT. He is an enrolled member of the Apsáalooke nation. The dream to pursue art evolved somewhere between the hills and valleys of the Busby flats and the Kirby high lines. Below the Big Horns and near the land of the Morning Star. Carlin was destined to shine at an early age. Mostly self-taught and inspired by the local native artists before him. Those who strived and prospered to be great but couldn't escape the harsh reality around them. These examples of failure taught him the patience, persistence and most important of all perseverance, to overcome the struggles within the reservation. Many of those that inspired often became victims of their own existence, succumbing to the stereotypes placed upon them. Thru this many lost their love, their lives, their passion to dream and Carlin's art embodies the essence of what they left behind. This is the path and determination that pushes Carlin to greatness, to live this dream for those who never made it. Picking up the pieces of fallen friends and family members. Guided by their spirits and strengths to embark on a journey left unfulfilled. Carlin is putting his whole Northern Cheyenne and Crow nation on his back and chasing this dream for everyone of them and they all know that.

MONICA GILLES-BRINGSYELLOW
Monica Gilles-Brings Yellow is an Indigenous artist who grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation, but is now based out of Missoula, MT. She works in mixed media. Currently she is working with acrylic paints, but has recently incorporated alcohol inks and collage into her pieces. The focus of her work is to incorporate images of Native American people and to use her art to highlight their stories.

Carlin Bear Don't Walk & Monica Gilles-BringsYellow

Opening First Friday, September 3, 5-8 PM & exhibiting through September in the Main Gallery

Opening First Friday, September 3, 5-8 PM / Exhibiting in the Main Gallery through September

Visit in-person during open hours: MON-SAT 10 AM to 6 PM, SUN 12 PM to 4 PM
Or browse and shop online via our Virtual Gallery beginning Tuesday, September 7: https://www.zootownarts.org/shows-events/galleries/virtual-gallery.html

This gallery show is part of Resiliency of Montana: Indigenous Art Exposure, a two day collaborative and educational event that intersects Montana tribal artists and Indigenous relatives at the ZACC! With Indigenous art exhibiting in all ZACC galleries and in our live performance venue, the Show Room. *Masks will be required at this gallery opening to protect tribal members and their communities.

CARLIN BEAR DON'T WALK
Carlin Bear Don’t Walk is an award winning Apsáalooke (Crow) and Tsitsistas (Northern Cheyenne) Artist from the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Busby, MT. He is an enrolled member of the Apsáalooke nation. The dream to pursue art evolved somewhere between the hills and valleys of the Busby flats and the Kirby high lines. Below the Big Horns and near the land of the Morning Star. Carlin was destined to shine at an early age. Mostly self-taught and inspired by the local native artists before him. Those who strived and prospered to be great but couldn't escape the harsh reality around them. These examples of failure taught him the patience, persistence and most important of all perseverance, to overcome the struggles within the reservation. Many of those that inspired often became victims of their own existence, succumbing to the stereotypes placed upon them. Thru this many lost their love, their lives, their passion to dream and Carlin's art embodies the essence of what they left behind. This is the path and determination that pushes Carlin to greatness, to live this dream for those who never made it. Picking up the pieces of fallen friends and family members. Guided by their spirits and strengths to embark on a journey left unfulfilled. Carlin is putting his whole Northern Cheyenne and Crow nation on his back and chasing this dream for everyone of them and they all know that.

MONICA GILLES-BRINGSYELLOW
Monica Gilles-Brings Yellow is an Indigenous artist who grew up on the Flathead Indian Reservation, but is now based out of Missoula, MT. She works in mixed media. Currently she is working with acrylic paints, but has recently incorporated alcohol inks and collage into her pieces. The focus of her work is to incorporate images of Native American people and to use her art to highlight their stories.

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