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Solano Art Walk: Meet Michael Horse

Saturday June 2, 2018 4:00 PM - Saturday June 2, 2018 7:00 PM

Award-winning artist, jeweler and actor, Michael Horse, will be the featured at Gathering Tribes during the Solano Art Walk. Over 20 Solano Avenue Businesses will be part of this event. Artists will be on hand at each location to talk about their work. For a list of participating businesses and art events: https://www.facebook.com/events/586446925074655/

Michael Horse will be at Gathering Tribes from 4:00 to 7:00 and will talk about his life as an artist, actor and jeweler at 5:00 pm.

Michael Horse is an award-winning Yaqui artist, jeweler and actor who is the artist in residence at Gathering Tribes in Albany, CA. He is one of a handful of men who saved ledger paintings as an art form in the 1970s. Ledger paintings are a type of internment art that came out of the Reservation Period in the late 1800s. Native American people were no longer allowed to hunt, thus no hides which were used to document history and life before the reservations. During this period, Native Americans used any piece of paper available, often times ledger books, to record life on the reservation or life before being interned on reservations.

As a jeweler, Michael Horse is best known for his elaborate Katsina jewelry. Each piece begins with a flat sheet of silver which is hammered and molded to create tiny hands, fans, moccasins, etc. into pendants, earrings and rings. He is also a master tufa cast jeweler. The form and details of the piece of jewelry are carved into tufa stone which is then used as a mold which results in one or two pieces of jewelry in gold or silver.

He is most well known for his role as "Deputy Hawk" in the ground-breaking television series Twin Peaks. He has also appeared in many television series and movies, including Passenger 57, Lakota Woman, X-Files, Godless, Hell on Wheels, and his upcoming movie, Dead Ant

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