Native Arts Artist-in-Residence: Walt Pourier
Update: Walt Pourier will continue to work in the gallery periodically through March 10.
Walt Pourier is the DAM Native Arts Artist-in-Residence for December and January. He is a graphic designer and painter who creates images for skateboards! Throughout these months, he will be working on-site on and off during museum hours, as well as presenting four public workshops/demonstrations.
Walt (Oglala Lakota) is owner and creative director of Nakota Designs Advertising Design and Graphics. He is also executive director of the Stronghold Society, a nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call to Auction Campaigns. Walt uses art, design, and skateboarding as a form of creative empowerment with the youth he works with both in Denver and Indian Country.
The theme for Walt's residency is "Telling Our Stories through the Creative Movements of Today." While in residency, Walt will share his paintings in progress as well as how he creates imagery for his skate decks.
For more intimation about Walt Pourier and the Stronghold Society, visit http://strongholdsociety.org/
See him talking with young visitors in two short videos below.
Come by to meet Walt and work with him at the workshops on the following weekends:
Free with museum admission. No reservations required.
Level 3, North Building, American Indian Gallery