Exhibition: "Illustrations to Judith Silverthorne 'Honoring the Bison'"

Mike Keepness (Foto: Facebook)
Mike Keepness (© 2014 Mike Keepness)
Mike Keepness (© 2014 Mike Keepness)
Judith Silverthorne (Foto: Natalie Fischer)

A Plains Cree Legend based on the Ray Lavallee narration

by Mike Keepness

Introduction: Judith Silverthorne, Autorin

Artist Mike Keepness was engaged to illustrate the Plains Cree legend of the bison.

Mike Keepness grew up on the Première Nation Pasqua reserve in southern Saskatchewan. The Qu'Appelle Valley used to be the playground of his childhood, a place of adventure and discovery right at his fingertips. He roamed the valleys and climbed the hills, he spent time by the river, which was also the source of his inspiration. For Mike, nature is a place of prayer, a refugium. His work is characterized by a sense of being densely rooted in nature.

The exhibition will feature some of his works.

Volksbank Wittgenstein, Poststraße 30 a

Thursday, 28th of October 2021

7.00 pm


Opening hours:

Mon – Fri 9.00 am – 12.30 pm
Mon – Wed and Fri 2.00 - 4.00 pm
Thu 2.00 – 6.00 pm

The exhibition runs from 28th of October to 30th of November 2021.

Judith Silverthorne

Judith Silverthorne, award-winning Canadian author, has spent most of her life in Saskatchewan, researching its history and culture and enjoying the beauty of its landscapes, which have inspired several of her books.

Ray Lavallee

Ray Lavallee is a Guardian of Wisdom and healer from the indigenous Cree people.

In addition to English and a little French, he speaks the Cree and Saulteaux languages [1]. He has always lived according to the culture of his people, about which he learned everything from his grandmother Mabel Whitestar, a healer from the indigenous Day Star people [2]. He travelled extensively in North America, Cuba, Germany and Switzerland to promote his culture and learn from other cultures.

[1] Saulteaux: One of the indigenous First Nations peoples in Canada (Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and occasionally British Columbia).
[2] Day Star: Small indigenous First Nations people in southeastern Saskatchewan.

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