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The Great Race Exhibit

May 25, Wed
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday, May 15 to Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) and 1 to 5 p.m. (Sun)

According to Lakota legend, long ago there was a great race between the four-leggeds and the two-leggeds. The purpose was to determine which of the two groups of contestants would have precedence over the other. But one unintended consequence of the race was that the Black Hills were caused to come into being. The Great Race exhibit focuses on the short narrative of the race by James LaPointe (Oglala Lakota), that is in his 1976 book, Legends of the Lakota. Our exhibit divides the 1,218-word narrative into 8 "passages."

One of the innovative aspects of this exhibit is that each of the passages are interpreted or illustrated by four types of artworks - a 2-D artwork, a 3-D artwork, a poem and a musical score or song - thereby creating what we are calling "vignettes." These eight vignettes recount the Great Race narrative using LaPointe's words along with artworks by 32 contemporary Lakota artists: eight poets, eight painters, eight musicians and eight 3-dimension artists.

Community organizations from the Black Hills region that focus on American Indians are hosting public receptions at the Journey Museum for the artists of each vignette. Eight receptions will take place on select Friday evenings during the exhibit's run.

For the reception schedule and more information, visit www.nativecairns.org/CAIRNS/Great_Race.html.

Exhibit partners are The Journey Museum and Learning Center, and the Rapid City Area Schools' Office of Indian Education.

The Journey Museum & Learning Center | 222 New York St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

The Great Race Exhibit

May 25, Wed
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Bell's Brewery Tap Event

May 25, Wed
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | Event begins at 5 p.m.

Visit Wobbly Bobby as we welcome Bell's Brewery to Rapid City. Meet with brewery representatives, and sample beers!

Wobbly Bobby | 510 Main St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

Bell's Brewery Tap Event

May 25, Wed
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Ballroom Series

May 25, Wed
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wednesdays, Feb. 3 to May 25, 2016 | 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

We will cover Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba & Foxtrot in this series covering one dance each month. We are starting with Cha Cha on Wednesdays beginning in February, Waltz in March, Rumba in April, Foxtrot in May and then back to Cha Cha.

Gotta Dance | 412 Oshkosh St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

Ballroom Series

May 25, Wed
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Baby Bookworms

May 26, Thu
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM



Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy Street, Rapid City

Baby Bookworms

May 26, Thu
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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The Great Race Exhibit

May 26, Thu
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Monday, May 15 to Saturday, June 25, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.) and 1 to 5 p.m. (Sun)

According to Lakota legend, long ago there was a great race between the four-leggeds and the two-leggeds. The purpose was to determine which of the two groups of contestants would have precedence over the other. But one unintended consequence of the race was that the Black Hills were caused to come into being. The Great Race exhibit focuses on the short narrative of the race by James LaPointe (Oglala Lakota), that is in his 1976 book, Legends of the Lakota. Our exhibit divides the 1,218-word narrative into 8 "passages."

One of the innovative aspects of this exhibit is that each of the passages are interpreted or illustrated by four types of artworks - a 2-D artwork, a 3-D artwork, a poem and a musical score or song - thereby creating what we are calling "vignettes." These eight vignettes recount the Great Race narrative using LaPointe's words along with artworks by 32 contemporary Lakota artists: eight poets, eight painters, eight musicians and eight 3-dimension artists.

Community organizations from the Black Hills region that focus on American Indians are hosting public receptions at the Journey Museum for the artists of each vignette. Eight receptions will take place on select Friday evenings during the exhibit's run.

For the reception schedule and more information, visit www.nativecairns.org/CAIRNS/Great_Race.html.

Exhibit partners are The Journey Museum and Learning Center, and the Rapid City Area Schools' Office of Indian Education.

The Journey Museum & Learning Center | 222 New York St. | Rapid City, SD 57701

The Great Race Exhibit

May 26, Thu
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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