“Skhe: It Is Said” will open July 15 at the Littleton Museum, featuring early-career artwork by Denver artist Danielle SeeWalker, a registered member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Since 2013, she has been working with a friend on “The Red Road Project,” with the goal of documenting through words and photographs what it means to be Native American in the 21st century, according to her website. A selection of his works will be on display from July 15 to October 9 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup St., Littleton.
On August 24, there will be a social event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the museum, including a gallery tour with SeeWalker and creative hands-on activities. (Tickets: $15.)
Learn how to make a “Winter Count”, a drawing chronicling your family’s experiences in 2021, and/or create a collaborative mural using mixed media. The finished piece will hang in the museum.
There will be a screening of a short film on “Our Mother Is Crying” by the Red Road Project about the special relationship that indigenous peoples have with the land.
Participants will also learn how to capture oral history and develop questions to ask your families.
A question-and-answer session will focus on dismantling stereotypes, according to the museum’s press release.
SeeWalker recently participated in painting murals on exterior walls, according to its website.
On September 10, from 2 to 3 p.m., Danielle SeeWalker and Carlotta Cardana will talk about “The Red Road Project” at the museum.
Other Notes: Registration is open from August 15 to September 29 for the annual exhibition “Own an Original: Labyrinth” via CaFE, CallforEntry.org. The juror will be Molly Casey from the consulting firm NINE Dot Art. The exhibition dates will be from November 4 to December 31 at the Littleton Museum. The exhibition is open to all mediums except photography, which is evaluating its own show early next year. The Littleton Fine Arts Committee chose the theme for the exhibit.
Also on the museum’s busy schedule: there are still concerts on the lawn — July 20, Delta Sonics; July 27, Spinphony; August 3, Dakota Blonde. (Concerts are free – bring chairs or a blanket – and a picnic if you like.)
On an extra note: Admire the beehives in the 1860s orchard at the Littleton Museum, overseen by a local beekeeper. Littleton was once best known for its beekeepers and beehives.