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New artist market ushers opening of 42nd Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show

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PINE RIDGE, S.D. – Red Cloud Indian School’s Heritage Center opened the 42nd Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show May 30 with a special preview showing and, for the first time, an artist market.

“I’m looking forward to the special event, as it will give me an opportunity to see what other Native American artists are working on,” says Henry Payer Jr., an artist whose work was selected to be published on this year’s poster promoting the exhibition. “This art show is such a great place for myself and others to give back to our people by sharing our culture with others, and raising awareness about the history of our people both on the Pine Ridge Reservation, and elsewhere.”

The annual exhibit, which brings more than 10,000 visitors to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation each year and features more than 150 pieces of art by 50 artists, officially opened May 31 and runs through Aug. 9.

The Heritage Center is located at 100 Mission Drive on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.