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Ledger Art Event with Avis Charlie & Michael Horse

Saturday October 26, 2019 - Sunday October 27, 2019

Ledger art is a traditional Native American folk art that came of the Reservation Period of the late 1800s and early 1900s.  When people were first forced onto reservations they were not allowed weapons.  No weapons, no hunting.  No hunting no hides.  Before this time, history and special events were recorded on hides.  After being on the reservation, people used discarded pieces of paper to record history before and after being on the reservation.  Avis Charlie and Michael Horse both use vintage documents from the Reservation Era.

Avis Charley is a contemporary ledger artist of the Ihanktonwana Dakota Oyate band of the Oceti Sakowin and Nakaii Diné clan of the Navajo. Avis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She draws on her own stories of healing and growing by utilizing her background in graffiti and graphic arts to create inspired contemporary historical renderings on antique ledger paper.  She has recently also been experimenting with oils and won 1st Place in the paintings division at the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe this year!

Michael Horse is a true renaissance man.  He is an award-winning jeweler, ledger painter and actor whose work has been collected by people the world over.   We are excited to see his new works and will be uploading photos as he sends them to us on this page and Gathering Tribes’ Facebook page.  Michael is currently working on making jewelry in 14kt gold as well as sterling silver.  And, he always uses the best stones available.

More photos coming soon!

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