Arthur Amiotte is a celebrated South Dakota artist and professor. He grew up in Custer in the 1940’s and 50’s and spent the summers with his family on Pine Ridge.
In 1961 as a young Lakota man Amiotte attended a workshop with famed artist Oscar Howe that helped start his art career.
Today Amiotte‘s work hangs in galleries around the world. This week he’s attending the opening of what’s being called his final comprehensive show at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.
SDPB’s Charles Michael Ray sat down with Amiotte to talk about his life’s work.
The show Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: the Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014 opens this week at the Dahl Fine Arts Center and remains up through January of 2016.
An opening reception is set for Friday, October 16 from 5 to 7pm. The show is sponsored by the Rapid City Arts Council.