The following was shared recently on IWU art faculty Rod Crossman’s Facebook.
Jim Yellowhawk is an amazing artist and person. He graduated with an art degree from Marion College which eventually become Indiana Wesleyan University. He and other graduates from the 1970’s and 80’s help build a strong foundation and reputation for the IWU Art + Design program. Jim is a internationally known artist.His website: Jim Yellowhawk.
Check out this youtube video from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian highlighting some of his work with native american youth.
The Artist Leadership program of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) asks participants to take what they’ve learned back to their communities. After completing his research on Lakota cultural material in the museum’s collections and archives, artist Jim Yellowhawk (Lakota) returned to South Dakota and, in April 2011, hosted a 3-day Youth Public Art Project in collaboration with the Ateyapi youth group of Rapid City. Here Jim Yellowhawk and selected youth and mentors share their personal stories on youth identity and the meaning