Inaugural opening: NAS Gallery of Contemporary Indian Art
- Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
- Wilson Hall, 2-179 Lobby - view map
The Department of Native American Studies invites you to join us for the inaugural opening of The Native American Studies Gallery of Contemporary American Indian Art featuring MSU Native American Artists
Please come meet our inaugural artist: Louis Still Smoking
View his artwork and enjoy refreshments!
Louis is a member of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. He grew up on the Blackfeet Reservation in Browning, MT and graduated from Flandreau Indian School in 1998. Louis was a stone sculptor for 11 years, co-owned an art gallery in Pierre, SD and taught non-credit college art classes along with classes at his studio. Louis realized a need to further his art studies.
Louis is currently a Studio Art major and Native Studies minor at Montana State University.
Art is in his veins. Inspired by other family members who were talented he found art to be therapeutic and started drawing and painting at a young age. Louis finds all medias equally important opportunities to express art to the world through his eyes. He likes to take on a challenge and put everything into his work.
Louis' work is inspired by Impressionists, Lucian Freud, research on history and the AIM movement and accomplishments through their efforts. He finds it inspiring because of what they accomplished based on wanting to make a difference. Louis' work has been featured in Native Max Magazine's Winter 2013/2014 Issue. Louis currently has work on display at the Contemporary Indian Art Gallery in Bozeman, Montana along with more work at the Vox Populi, Undergrad Juried Exhibition at the Helen E. Copeland Gallery at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.
- Department of Native American Studies