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March 18, 2016
BENEFITING: Cheyenne River Youth Project
EVENT DATE: Jul 06, 2016
Graffiti art was born from a culture so powerful that the poverty it was immersed in could not hold it back…. For the second year, accomplished graffiti artists from around the world will converge on the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation, South Dakota, for a gathering that’s simply unlike any other. Once again, Lakota culture and graffiti culture will come together in the heat of a South Dakota summer and give rise to a powerful artistic heartbeat that will be heard across the prairie and far beyond. The 2nd annual RedCan graffiti jam is scheduled to take place on July 6-9, 2016 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Visiting artists will paint alongside local artists and youth at the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s celebrated Waniyetu Wowapi (“Winter Count”) Art Park, and they will leave their mark at select sites around Eagle Butte and across the Cheyenne River reservation. Featured artists for this historic event are: SERVAL (Geneva, Switzerland) EAST (Denver, Colorado) SCRIBE (Kansas City, MO) DAESK (Minneapolis, MN) KAZILLA (Miami, FL) BIAFRA (Minneapolis, MN) CYFI (Minneapolis, MN) WUNDR (Minneapolis, MN) In addition to exposing Cheyenne River youth and the larger community to what has become the largest art movement in the history of man, RedCan gives featured artists the opportunity to show off different techniques and styles — and gives attendees a priceless inside look at the contemporary graffiti movement, which has evolved so dramatically in the last five decades. RedCan also brings together generations and cultures in the Cheyenne River community and in Waniyetu Wowapi, an innovative, free public art space dedicated to graffiti, street art and traditional Lakota painting. The park is a gathering place where positive self-expression, storytelling, reconciliation and healing takes place for all. Once again, hip-hop groups, native drum groups and native dancers will be on hand to ensure that RedCan is a ground-breaking, high-energy merging of graffiti culture and Lakota culture. Once you’ve experienced it, RedCan will stay with you for a lifetime. Please join us in making this event a huge success. CRYP staff will use funds raised to purchase paint, artist supplies, food and beverages, and to help cover the artists’ travel expenses. Jam organizers can be reached by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org Individuals making a donation of $100 or more will received a poster signed by RedCan's headlining artists. Check out our RedCan Graffiti Jam Teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Laphn0gkPY&feature=youtu.be
For more information, please see: http://www.lakotayouth.org/2015/03/graffiti-culture-will-meet-lakota-culture-this-summer-at-redcan/