Lakota Country Times: Museum features work of ledger artist

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Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr. Image courtesy Evans Flammond

Evans Flammond, Sr. featured in Exhibition
By Lakota Country Times Staff

Rapid City - The Sioux Indian Museum, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Department of the Interior, will feature an exhibit of ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr.

The exhibition will run from May 8 to July 5, 2015. On May 8, an opening reception will be held for the exhibit from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The artist will be available to discuss his work during the reception. The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public.

Evans Flammond, Sr., an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is a skilled artist and craftsman. Born in Rosebud, SD, and raised on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations, he now lives in Oglala, SD, with his family. Evans has two sons, Evans Jr. and Edward, who are also exceptional artists and aspiring musicians.

Inspired by the Northern Plains Native arts, Evans began producing imaginative drawings at the age of seven. As his talent and creativity grew and matured, Maynard Barker, a Santee Dakota mural painter and Evans’ uncle, encouraged Evans to turn his drawings into paintings. Influenced by nature and a love of the outdoors, his techniques and ideas evolve with the creation of each new artwork.

Ledger art by Evans Flammond, Sr. Image courtesy Evans Flammond

Working with a variety media including ledger art, metalwork, and hide painting, Evans seeks to portray Lakota art as adaptable and innovative as he draws from designs of the past. While portraying traditional themes, he adds a modern twist through the use of vibrant colors and detailed designs.

His artwork has been exhibited in both galleries and art shows including: All My Relations Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN; Prairie Edge Trading Co & Galleries, Rapid City, SD; Red Cloud Art Show, Pine Ridge, SD; and A Gathering of People Wind and Water, Rapid City, SD. Evan’s artwork can be found in the collections of several museums including: The Red Cloud Heritage Center, Pine Ridge, SD; the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul; South Dakota State Capitol Collection, Pierre; as well as numerous international private collections.

Prices for the artwork in the exhibition can be obtained by contacting The Journey Museum Store at (605) 394-2201. To purchase artwork after the exhibit closes, please contact Evans Flammond, Sr., by email at

The Sioux Indian Museum, managed by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, U.S. Department of the Interior, is located in The Journey Museum, 222 New York St., Rapid City, SD 57701. For admission fees and hours of operation please call (605) 394-6923.

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