The Hive Paonia Art Gallery will exhibit paintings by Marvin Swallow, Sundance and Ceremonial Chief in the Lakota Tradition, February 19th through April 15th, 2016.
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.
North Fork Valley residents first invited Chief Swallow to the valley several years ago to bless and pray for their land. He is honored to return share his artwork and story with his ”family and all relations” in Western Colorado at this special exhibit.
The exhibit at the Hive 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”.
A public opening reception and prayer with the artist will be held Friday February 19th from 7-9pm at the Hive, 130 Grand Ave, Paonia. Doors will open at 7 and the prayer will begin at 8pm. A closing reception will be held on Friday April 15th from 7-9pm. The entire community is invited.
For more about Chief Swallow, visit MarvinSwallow.com.
The Hive Art Gallery is located at 130 Grand Ave, Paonia and open for receptions and by appointment only. For more info, visit www.hivepaonia.com