The Celebration of an Artist’s Era

Arthur Amiotte (BF’80) celebrated his decades-long career earlier this year with a traveling exhibit that included stops at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, S.D., and the Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, S.D.

Inspired by a mix of historic pictures and his great grandfather’s drawings, “Transformation and Continuity of Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014” displayed dozens of his most recent collages. The painter, author and educator wanted to tell his family’s history on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The recipient of a Bush Enduring Vision Award and a 2002 Bush Artist Fellowship, the South Dakota artist has shown his work in more than 100 regional, national and international galleries including the Smithsonian.