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May 11, 2019 @ 3:00 am - 9:00 am

A One-Day Symposium

Jody FolwellSusan Folwell, James F. Jackson, and Jhon Goes In Center worked harmoniously together to create pieces reflective of the spiritual nature of the three mediums (earth, hide and metal), embracing a shared value with nature and art.

Putting A Voice to the Work, a one-day symposium features presentations by each artist of The Spiritual Nature of Earth, Hide and Metal exhibit, who will talk about the inspirations and spirituality of their pieces in the exhibition. The symposium will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Brinton Museum.


Jody Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM)

Color photograph of Jody Folwell working on a potJody Folwell of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico, a Native American potter, is considered one of the best-known avant-garde Pueblo potters. Her pottery is represented in museums and private collections throughout the country and her work is featured in numerous books, including “The Art of Clay” and “Legacy of Generations”. Jody’s revolutionary work of the 1970’s changed the surface of Santa Clara pottery with her distinctive firings, use of various clay slips and utilizing non-traditional design elements.


Susan Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo, NM)

Color photograph of Susan FolwellSusan Folwell is a daughter of Jody Folwell and also works in native clay. Inspired by traditional designs, Susan is constantly experimenting with various techniques and modern forms. She regularly includes symbolism from varied Native American cultures, creating designs that reflect a range of contemporary viewpoints on social and political ideas as well as traditional patterns.


James F. Jackson (Sheridan, WY)

Jim Jackson, an internationally recognized artist, is a leather tooler in the tradition of Otto F. Ernst and Don King. Jackson is  the recipient of numerous awards including the 2018 prestigious Al Stohlman Award given by the Stohlman Foundation, an international award for achievement in leathercraft, promoting and advancing the leatherworking industry in art, teaching and one’s willingness to share their knowledge of leatherworking. Jackson is The Brinton’s resident leatherworker with his studio , The Leather Workshop, located in the foreman’s house on the Quarter Circle A Ranch grounds.


Jhon Duane Goes In Center of the Oglala Lakota Tribe (Tucson, AZ)

Color photograph of Jhon Duane Goes In Center in his workshopBorn along Rapid Creek, “Indian Camp”, Rapid City, South Dakota, in 1949, Goes In Center is considered one of the early silversmiths in the transitional modern era of Lakota metalwork. He is the recipient of the Metalwork Division award at the prestigious Northern Plains Tribal Arts show and again at the 2017 People Of The Plains Art Show. Goes In Center has widely exhibited his work, lectured at the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of Natural History, and his work has been acquired by the National Museum of the American Indian. He was represented in “Visions Of The People: A Pictorial History of the Plains Indian Life”, originated by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.