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Art in a Tepee – a Showing

A72_10x15_lands_19B72_10x15_3IndWom_DSCI0178                               Photo: Look on the exhibition tepee – – – Carol Whitney: Native American Women to be featured  – newspaper articles on T-shirts / Portraits + Concept: Carol WhitneyIndian Pearls – Embroidery: Donna Standing – photo- poster – 2009 – Here: Copy on A3

C72_10x15_BffBrCrl_DSCI0179D72_10x15_MntouKel_DSCI0181Carol Whitney: Buffalo BrothersOriginal: Ceramic on walnut, wood base, 2009 – Here: Copy on A3 – – – Kelly Church: Speaking with the Manitou – acryl on canvas – 2000 – Here: Copy on A3

E72_10x15_BaskCher_DSCI0180F72_10x15_JeMs+Kr_DSCI0177                               Cherish Parrish: Bark Baskets – basket weavers-work – photo – poster – 2009 – Here: Copy on A3 – – – Jereldine Redcorn: Eagle Man MaskOriginal: Ceramic on wood plate, + wool, pearls and feathers – Here: Copy on A3 – Jereldine Redcorn: Five Effigies – Caddo Pottery Ceramics Originals: Pit fired in 2000 – Poster – 2009 – Here: Copy on A3

G72_10x15_SundShrm_DSCI0182H72_10x15_AptzRon_DSCI0183Sherman Chaddlesone: Following the Ragweed Sun Dance – print on arches-paper – 2000 – Here: Copy on A3 – – – Ronald Anderson: Apache Dance – acryl on paper – 2000 – Here: Copy on A3

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Ronald Anderson: Five Germans, Five Indians – acryl on canvas – 2000 – Here: Copy on A3 – – – Photo: Visit in the Exhibition Tepee

Art Exhibition in a Tepee:  In June 2011 my husband Heinz and I had arranged an exhibition in the “Studiohouse Grambke” in Bremen – with the title: Art Connects. The shown works: Art of Indian artists. (Background information about it can be found on the path “Art Touches Art” soon). Organizer for events in the Studiohouse had been Elena Brodyanska at that time. In another connection she also had worked together with Joachim Burkhardt (teacher at the “School at the Landskronastraße”). And one day she had surprised me with the idea of building up an exhibition in the tepee which is standing on the playground of the school. This event should take place on the occasion of the summer celebration of the school on June 24th parallel to the regular exhibition in the Studiohouse. So we had hung in the teepee copies of Indian works of art on this day. I had chosen those works of art for the tepee which were suitabale for this that the children could understand the picture information well. And we did not have to wait for the little curious visitors for a long time either.    Renate Hugel

Note of Thanks

I would like not to miss to thank cordially at everyone who was ready till now to support us with a contribution to “Stories – Told at the Fire” – the request of Mr. Burkhardt (whom I have followed): – – – I thank:  – – – Sherman Chaddlesone (Kiowa – Native Indian from Anadarko in Oklahoma / USA) who had immediately provided his spontaneous idea for his contribution to it on his home page so that I had got the possibility to print out this: A traditional report from approx. 1838 he had loaded up together with a photo of a graphic print done by himself – especially for this story. In addition I’ve got a mail from him in with some remarks (concerning further facts and circumstances of the situation) in concise words. So I had got interested in immediately. And from this, finally a comprehensive description developed about events which took their beginning nearby the “Galveston Bay” in today’s Texas and left traces which can be proved in and around Anadarko (Oklahoma – State) up to today. – – – Kelly Church (Ottawa/Chippewa – Native Indian from Hopkins in Michigan/ USA): She is very familiar with the legends of her ancestors which she picks out as a central theme in her painting. And she immediately sent me the copy of a legend of her Anishnabae ancestors, by mail. An interpretation of our being which really is going into the depth bringing together chaotic events in the life of an individual with the meaning of being and the courage to shape one’s own personal and individual life with the help of the strength of the very own energy! Accomplishing goals of one’s own only turns out well, however, when the personal environment is integrated at the same time, neighbors, how also animals and plants. – – – Carol Whitney (who says about herself “My life – stamped by Native Indian for more than 40 years” / American from Oklahoma State/ USA): She answered me immediately and told me enthusiastically that she will make up a story of her own in which a little Native Indian girl will play the leading role together with her grandpa. Her small story throws focus on the problem of the young parent generation: How can they let get alive and get the memory of their ancestors and their way of life in the consciousness of their children? – – – Bear Lamontt (Kiowa – Native Indian from Oklahoma State/ USA): I owe many thanks to him that he has accompanied and motivated the young family together with Carol Whitney. Furthermore he has provided dreamlike beautiful photos to the contribution of Carol! – – – In addition, I thank both – Carol Whitney and Bear Lamontt – for sending me some children’s books written for Native Indian children. – – – My notes of thanks are furthermore also aimed at Mr. Joachim Burkhardt – how also at Jochen Richter!                                                      Renate Hugel

Dedication

I dedicate my ideas that have taken shape in “Art – In – Connection” to our Indian friends in Oklahoma, USA: – – – I thank: – – – Ronald Anderson, Carol Whitney, Sherman Chaddlesone and Allie Chaddlesone  for their enormous engagement to make possible a visit in Oklahoma, which had been a return visit. – – – the very engaged Linda S. Poolaw who- together with Margaret Herting (now Hetrick) –  had originally made the contacts to Indian artists. Therefore it had been possible that an earlier visit from Ronald Anderson, Sherman Chaddlesone, Jereldine Redcorn and Kelly Church together with her daughter Cherry in Bremen (Germany) could take place. – – – Roland Schneeweiß – who in the meantime works again in Bulgaria as artist – for having made his “Atelier on the meadow” available for our Indian friends. – – – Margaret Herting, who with highly motivated engagement carried to America my thoughts of “Meeting Artists from Foreign Cultures“ and who there provided steps to mutual working conditions in a gallery in Bremen (Germany). – – – Elke L.**, Willi G. and Christa H., who had brought very much engagement and enthusiasm into the project “Meeting Artists from Foreign Cultures” and also carried and escorted that idea over a length of time. Among others we had made preparations together for the success of the first meeting in Bremen, had organized exhibitions and did the working–out before and afterwards all activities. Particularly I thank Willi G. for managing the great conclusion with which he, Elke** and Christa dismissed themselves from the project: He had brought in his know-how for a documentation (which we had worked out all together) in the internet. (www.artcoop.de) – – – Klaus-Peter Fischer (in his function as leader of quarter of Bremen) gave our Indian guests official notice – and through that a feeling of awareness. – – – And not least, I thank my husband Heinz, who always has supported me actively in every regard. He has committed himself energetically and with enthusiasm at all activities mentioned above. And, with his creative ideas, embedded in his enthusiasm, he used to imprint a positive atmosphere. With regard to my ideas he always shows himself open and gives me courage with that. – – – Further more I thank: – – – our Indian friends that – while our return visit in Oklahoma – we had got the fortune to paint in a Tepee. – – – Ronald Anderson for his sculpture “God bless . . .” – a high built structure that emerged out over the country and every time happily greeted us from afar. And, he was it who maintained the contacts to the press. I also thank him for his page long letters filled with drawings and thoughts about art. – – – Sherman Chaddlesone who allowed us to attend the “Kiowa Black Leggings Ceremony”. Also I want to thank him for his mega sized oil paintings (1,80  x 2,40 m / 5,91 x 7,87 feet) which we admired in the Kiowa Museum in Carnegie. We learned they present the mystic development of mankind. And I also thank him that he brought us closer to the works of T. C.      Cannon, his best friend who died 1978 at the age of 31 years in an automobile accident. At that time they had planned a mutual exhibition. Spontaneously Sherman removed his own artworks and organized a single exhibition in commemoration of T. C. Cannon. Up then T. C. Cannon became the famed James Dean in the art scene in Oklahoma . When we ended our visit there with an Indian-German exhibition, Sherman took it for granted to hang up a print from T. C. Cannon. – – – Allie Chaddlesone who let us share her enthusiasm for sculpturing in marble in her “garage atelier” and let us – together with her husband – breath in the healing scents of the herbs on the holy mountain of the Kiowas. – – – Carol Whitney for her large ceramic sculptures – self-confident earthbound Indian women – who radiate strength and self – esteem. I also thank her for her improvised atelier where we could work together and which later changed into the likewise improvised gallery “Heaven”. – – –  Jereldine Redcorn who would like to keep the memory of the knowledge of her ancestors by her example to create faithful copies of the old Caddo ceramic. During her visit with us in Germany she wanted to show us this old technique and motivated us, that all of us have built together an earth fire stove in the “Atelier on the Meadow” in Rotenburg. I also thank Jereldine that she wanted to understand what and how we (the hosts) do work artistically! – – – Juanita Pahdopony-Mithlo who came with her students into Carol’s atelier in order to discuss with us about art. I thank her and her husband for having made possible for us a hearty visit in their home and to admire her artwork. For example “We Were As Stars” – a loving melancholic painting in which she raptures over her forefathers and how happy they would have been if they had been able to teach in their own schools in their tribal language. – – – the married couple Mr. and  Mrs. Lopez, both a teacher, who had invited my husband and me into their school, where Heinz gave the young students an introduction in linoleum  –cutting and – printing and, as a result, together created “abstract art pieces”. – – – Hannah Pate, who had let us exhibit (as first white men/women) in her Tribes Gallery, <Native American Arts > – together with our Indian friends. – – – and I also thank the many other persons, who I cannot all enumerate, for their assistance and competent contribution to our stay in America. – – – so I also thank the un-named, who assisted us in Bremen to bring the stay of our Indians friends to a success. – – – I excuse myself by the persons named in my dedication for the here called briefness that prevented me from giving an intensive description of the persons and their engagement. – – – * The so labeled artists had left the project later – – – ** The name is changed on request – – – Remark:  My husband, Heinz Hugel, follows my notes of thanks!- – – Bremen, in November 2006 – – – Renate Hugel