First Friday: For The Good Of All Things

April 5

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Celebrate For the Good of All Things! Visit with exhibiting artists. Enjoy live music with Dylan Running Crane.

For The Good Of All Things celebrates the wealth of artists from a variety of Tribal backgrounds and mixed Tribal affiliations who are living in communities across Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal (CSKT) lands. Participating artists: Dwight Billedeaux, Eva Boyd, Corwin Clairmont, Aspen Decker, Cameron Decker, Frank Finley, Jeneese Hilton, Stephen Hunt, Tailyr Irvine, Linda King, Josh Kraude, Buck Hitswithastick, Salisha Old Bull, Mars Sandoval, Persephone Sandoval, Sam Sandoval, and Sarah Sandoval.

The title honors artists in the exhibition who continually work hard to make good artwork. A respected Ql̓ispé (Kalispel) Elder and Culture Bearer, Pete Beaverhead said:“Kʷmiʔn̓e tʔe pistem̓kʷx̣ssmill̓šesyaʔɫu a scnq̓eʔels —ɫu kʷnq̓aq̓ʔels ɫu x̣ʷl̓č̓x̣est.” (I really hope that someday things will turn out right for you in all the work you are given and taking on—you who are working hard at what you are good at for the good of all things.)

The exhibition is installed in the Lynda Frost Gallery, which has been dedicated for the last 17 years to promoting and featuring contemporary Native artists, artwork, and voices.

Image: Two works on exhibit by Frank Finley (both copyright the artist): Just in Passing, 2016, mixed media collage and acrylic on canvas, and Waiting Pair, n.d. acrylic on canvas.