: The Plants Are Our Allies
New Work by Seven Cherokee Artists

July 13th - August 12th, 2007
Gary Farmer Gallery of Contemporary Art
131 West San Francisco St. • Santa Fe, NM

Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 5-8pm
Artists' Talk: Saturday, July 14, 1-3pm

"The Plants Are Our Allies" features seven contemporary Cherokee artists responding to a traditional story in which plants hold a council and decide to create a cure for every disease that humans face.

Biodiversity in the environment is related to diversity in the language and also in our culture. - Roger Cain


Roger Cain
United Keetoowah Band • Stilwell OK
booger mask maker | website

Shawna Cain
Cherokee Nation • Stilwell OK
river cane, white oak, hickory, and buck
brush basketry | website | bio

Yatika Starr Fields
Osage Nation / Muscogee / Cherokee • Brooklyn NY
painter | website

Daniel Horsechief
Cherokee Nation / Pawnee • Sallisaw OK
oil painting, sculpture | website

America Meredith
Cherokee Nation • San Francisco CA
installation artist, painter | website | bio

Sallyann Paschall
Cherokee Nation • Salida CO
painter, printmaker | website

Kim Shuck
Cherokee descent / Sauk & Fox • San Francisco CA
poet, basket maker, weaver | website | bio

^ Digagoi III, oil painting by Sallyann Paschall Milam



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