Acclaimed Choctaw artist will keynote lecture The University of South Dakota will host the 13th Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture on Contemporary American Indian Art on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in Old Main's Farber Hall on the USD campus in Vermillion.
This year's lecturer is Marcus Amerman, a Choctaw artist who has earned international acclaim for his innovative contemporar beadwork. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a public reception at 8:30 p.m. in the USD Native American Cultural Center at 409 E. Clark St., Vermillion.
Amerman's presentation "Art Is War � a battle to educate the masses about the beauty and power of our Indian culture," reflects Amerman's role as an artist-activist speaking out on a wide range of Indian cultural issues.
The Oscar Howe Memorial Association as part of its mission to promote contemporary American Indian fine arts sponsors the annual Oscar Howe Memorial Lecture.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the South Dakota Humanities Council and Northern Plains Tribal Arts Exhibition and Market scheduled for Sept. 27-29 in Sioux Falls. Other sponsors include the USD Institute of American Indian Studies and the Tiospaye Council.