Martin E. Red Bear is an Oglala/Sicangu artist whose work encompasses his culture and values. His art comes from the inspiration as a combination of his culture and contemporary societies.
The following images are representational of Matin's artwork. Martin was an inaugural artist in the first Gathering of People, Wind and Water in 2013 and was invited back for the second show on Saturday, July 19 at Main Street Square in the heart of downtown Rapid City.
Martin is an adjunct teacher for Oglala Lakota College and is always creating new works. Martin states:
"I have always told my students that although math, science and technology are great, who would we be or where would we be if it wasn't for the arts."
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