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Kevin Native Fashion Now: October 2, 2016 – January 8, 2017
The Philbrook Museum is pleased to present Native Fashion Now, the first large-scale traveling exhibition of contemporary Native American fashion, celebrating indigenous designers from across the United States and Canada, from the 1950s to today.

Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. Click here for more info

Wonderfully illustrated article about Oglala Lakota artist Kevin Pourier in the July 20-26, 2016 issue of Native Sun News--focused on Kevin's participation in the summer art series "A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists" at the Oglala Lakota College Historical Center. Read a version online at HERE

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My SWAIA Donation Piece! The theme is "Dragonflies". It will be part of the "Collaboration Piece" that is the center of the auction SWAIA has at the "Dinner with SWAIA"

Buffalo Horn Spoon carved, textured and inlaid. Inlay is Abalone Shell. Dots are made one at a time!

The Tower Gallery announces "The Games We Play" Group Show. Games and chess sets by Roxanne Swentzell, Bob Hazous, Virgil Ortiz, Rose Simpson, Canupa Hanska, Kevin Pourier and more
Opening night costume party, dress as your favorite game piece.
In conjuction with the Poeh Poeh Cultural Center and Museum, Thursday, August 20th at the Roxanne Swentzell Tower Gallery.

"Old Style" Buffalo Horn Spoon..."Dragonflies",
Collaboration piece I made with my friend Jennifer Reisser of the Creek Nation.
Antique Venetian Beads, Antelope brain tan leather, Quills, tin cones and horse hair all sinew sewn.
For SALE NOW! click on photos to the right to view a more detailed photo.

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Kevin and Valerie Pourier went to NYC on March 2nd for the opening of the Plains Indians Exhibit at the Metropolitain Museum of Art.
This groundbreaking exhibition will unite the Plains Indian masterworks found in European and North American collections, from pre-contact to contemporary, ranging from a 2,000-year-old Human Effigy stone pipe to 18th-century painted robes to a 2011 beaded adaptation of designer shoes.

Kevin Pourier is proud to be one of the artists featured in The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky which debuted at the Musée du quai Branly on Monday, April 7.
“The Plains Indians,” including centuries-old carved pipes and those painted robes, extraordinary feather headdresses and contemporary interpretations of historical traditions, opens in Paris on Monday at the Musée du Quai Branly.

The show will run from Sept. 20 to Jan. 11, 2015, at the Nelson and make its final stop in spring 2015 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

“The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” is an exhibit filled with revelations, and not just for choice objects that haven’t been seen here since they left for Europe centuries ago.

The exhibit also illustrates the individuality and complexity of Plains peoples, long known mainly through the stereotypes and inaccuracies of Hollywood.

2014 NACF Regional Artist Fellowship Awardees
The artists were selected from the foundation's first regional call for entries from American Indian artists in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota for an award that will support the creation of new works of visual and traditional art. The artists honored with the inaugural regional award are members of tribes located in the four-state open call region. The awards range up to $20,000 and will support the artists as they present new works in communities.

“A part of the awards is also dedicated to activities each artist proposed as most helpful in supporting their growth as artists,” said NACF President/CEO T. Lulani Arquette (Native Hawaiian). “The artists and culture bearers the foundation supports are individuals who continually innovate and want to increase their level of achievement. Funds from the NACF Regional Artist Fellowships are dedicated to allow artists the time and space to create new work, gain new knowledge and deepen their arts practice in community.”

Kevin and Val were proud to participate at the 93rd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market ( SWAIA) on August 18-24, 2014. This spectacular festival brought over 175,000 people to the Santa Fe area. From families with young children to avid art collectors, Santa Fe Indian Market attracts international visitors from all walks of life. Kevin and Val would like to thank all the people who stopped by their booth as well as all the familiar faces. Take a look at some of the photos below to see some of their photos.

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First American Art Issue No. 4, Fall 2014 is available now! Check out the most in-depth, insightful coverage of Indigenous art of the Americas. Featured:
Kevin Pourier, Oglala Lakota buffalo horn carver and jeweler, by Mary Bordeaux (Sicangu Lakota)

The First Place award winner for Diverse Art Forms division D, at the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market.
(Right) Pourier's Lakota Sewing Kit features thimbles with enchanting miniature carvings.
Pourier uses crushed stone and shell for his brilliant inlay work. The Needle is Elk Antler that has been scrimshawed with running buffalo.

The American Indian Arts Marketplace was a weekend celebration of Native American arts and culture at the Autry. Photo: Kevin and Val

A piece of ours made the cover! Over 10,000 Native American artists have been profiled in the first seven volumes of the series. These biographical directories to American Indian artists serve the general public, Native artists, Indian people, Indian art collectors & traders, galleries, museums, schools and libraries.

The series is planned for twenty volumes. Upcoming volumes:
American Indian Jewelry II: A-L , American Indian Jewelry II: M-Z, Artists of Indian Market Click here to learn more

Fabulous buffalo horn belt. Winner Best of Classification VII: Diverse Arts - Artist Kevin Pourier (Oglala Lakota) ©2012 SWAIA
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