Sat, October 06, 2018. Noon - 6 pm
Pop-up Native American Art Show (and Native Flute Airs)
with Northern Cheyenne and Lakota artist Ma’heonehoo’estse
Mirabai invites you to an exhibition of paintings by Northern Cheyenne and Lakota artist Ma’heonehoo’estse (Man from Holy Place). Today, our gallery will be filled with stunning and evocative oil paintings and other works for sale by Ma’heone, whose works are in the collections of the Montana State Historical Society, the Bronx Zoo, Crow Indian Agency Hospital and former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. The artist is also an accomplished musician and composer, performing captivating musical interludes on his handmade flute throughout the day. Pure bliss for art and music lovers.

Cost: Free

Teacher Bio: Ma'heonehoo'estse (Man from Holy Place) is a painter and musician raised on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, at Lame Deer, Montana. His family heritage is Northern Cheyenne (Tsitsistas) and Lakota. He began his commercial oil painting career at the age of 15. His artwork mentors have included Jack Hines and Jessica Zemsky; Neil Parsons, a Blackfoot Indian, abstract artist, and professor of fine art; and the world-renowned Howard Terpning. In 2006, he was appointed Cultural Ambassador for the Northern Cheyenne Nation. He served in that post for two years. His list of notable public and private collectors include many renowned individuals, such as former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. His sculptures and mural displays are also in public locations such as the Bronx Zoo, the Montana State Historical Society Museum, and the Crow Indian Agency Hospital. Ma’heone has enjoyed further recognition in countless magazines and publications such as the Montana Tribal Relations Report, “The Art of Cooperation," and has appeared on the cover of Indian Gaming Magazine, as well.

Ma’heone has been playing and composing with the Native American flute for 15 years. His meditative sounds are sought out by seasoned and professional musicians throughout the world. Overall, his music and compositions bring to life visions of creation, renewal and peace. As a longtime touring native flute player, he has recorded an album entitled, “Blue Warrior: Dreams May Come.”

More recently, Ma’heone established a non-profit foundation, American Tribes Project, to help educate and care for underprivileged Native Youth from all American Tribes.

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