Jodi Rave: Blackfeet citizens invest in their future

"Ancient fir columns soar 40 feet to meet the Glacier Park Lodge skylights.

It provides a dramatic setting to display the work of local artists in a grassroots effort to build a $1 million endowment for the Blackfeet Nation.

The timbers likely date between 500 to 800 years old, a brilliant complement to the centuries-old inherent artistic talent of the men and women whose paintings, glassware and beadwork lined the halls of the lodge for the evening's live auction.

Last Saturday (Sept. 24), the Glacier Park Lodge housed the annual Harvest Moon Ball, uniting some 200 art buyers with 30 artists. Some of the artists are new, some famous, all accomplished.

This year, Blackfeet artists donated about 80 pieces of art for the Harvest Moon Ball's silent auction, an evening that included dinner, dancing and formal (Indian) country attire. Native and non-Native guests arrived from near and far."

Get the Story:
Jodi Rave: Evening of art helps Blackfeet Nation (The Rapid City Journal 10/1)

Relevant Links:
Jodi Rave Lee - http://www.missoulian.com/jodirave

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