at Mystic Elements!
Sunday, February 28
9 am – Noon
$45 (includes costs of materials)
Call Mystic Elements to Register
Steve is a dynamic speaker and teacher. In addition to learning much about Lakota beliefs and culture, and the relevance of Lakota traditions in today’s world, you will have the opportunity to make a Lakota Spider Web, which is similar to a dream catcher, but tells a very different story!
Steve Tamayo currently leads study groups on his Reservation and travels to schools and museums throughout the country to study and teach historic methods of artifact construction and preservation. He is a regular consultant to the curatorial and conservation staff at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian; his most recent work there is the current exhibition, “As We Grow,” focused on traditional native games and toys. He has been an artist-in-residence and cultural consultant with OPS and teaches Native American Art History at Metropolitan Community College. Tamayo’s honors include the 2014 NAC Governor’s Heritage Art Award for excellence in cultural artistic expression. In 2015, he and Paul High Horse won the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Award for best two-person exhibition. Tamayo has exhibited at The National Museum of the American Indian, in Washington, DC, The Kaneko in Omaha, The Great Plains Museum in Lincoln, NE, and RNG Gallery in Council Bluffs, IA. His most recent work includes buffalo robes for Willie Nelson and Neil Young and a tipi offered to President Obama from Bold Nebraska.