, 2022-12-17 08:19:23,
Two art galleries honoring the indigenous people of North Texas.
“Yahvlane & Halè – Art Without Borders,” organized by AT&T Discovery District in Dallas and C2, an art consulting firm with offices in Dallas and Houston, recognizes the Caddo, Wichita, and Kickapoo tribes as the original rulers of the land now called Dallas, Texas.
Along with Ha lè, an augmented reality sculpture project by Texas artist Eric Wagliardo and multidisciplinary First Nations artist Casey Koyczan from Yellowknife, Canada, the exhibition prominently displays the work of Brian Larney. The Dallas native is a Choctaw of Oklahoma and a native of the Seminole Nation. His five-generation tribal family name is Yahvlane, meaning yellow wolf in Seminole. He calls himself an urban American Indian.
“My concrete jungle is Dallas,” said Larne.
As chair of Texas American Indian Heritage Day (AIHD), Larney is the representative of truth for American Indians.
“You are part of the community,” said Larne. “For me, I’m trying to make sure we keep the voice of the community, but in addition to looking at equity loans to make sure we’re represented in the best way.”
Larne works to dispel the Hollywood myths and biased historical narratives that have been created about Indigenous people.
“I fight under many stereotypes,” said Larne…
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