Ken works with a wide variety
of media: predominantly watercolor, acrylic and pen and ink An additional
talent is that of a storyteller, Comedian and oral historian. Ken traveled
to over 76 Indian Reservations and memorized more than one thousand stories
from as far north as Barrow, Alaska to as far south as Florida.
Ken's artwork has been exhibited
and sold in fine art shows all over the United States. He has received
several top awards at major shows. He has recently illustrated two books
- "The Hoop of Peace," Naturegraph Publishers, Happy camp. CA. Story
Cards "Native American Indian Tales," Pro Lingua Associates, Brattleboro,
Wintercount Card company, New Castle, CO. purchases Ken's watercolors and adds them to their series of cards from Native Americans,
Ken has been contracted to do the art work for many organizations that were printed on t-shirts, posters and calendars.
The need to paint and draw
is reflected in Ken's attitude about his artwork: "I have always
wanted to draw and paint things that no one has ever seen. That is why
my style of art is called surrealism. Indian spirits and shamans are my
favorite subjects. I take many of my ideas from the Indian stories l have
learned and put them on canvas or paper, thus showing our people and non-Indians
some of the rich culture, traditions, and beliefs that we still have today.
I try to find out what I can do, not what I can't do. Basically, I like
to make people think."
Ken was accepted for memtership as a craftsperson in the Indian Arts and Crafts Association in March 1984.
He is an artist and storyteller/oral historian and has traveled extensively to acquire the knowledge and experience necessary to develop and enhance this combined talent.
LIST OF TOPICS/STORIES I CAN
Alcohol & Drugs
High Desert Museum - Bend, OR
Borders Book Stores - Manchestr, CT
Kids Festival - Hartford, CT
Dallas Indian Market - Dallas, TX
Several Elementary Schools in Durango, CO
Indian Summer Festivals - Milwaukee, WI
North Elementary School Omak, WA
University of CT - Yukon, CT
Middle School - Tolland, CT
Fort Lewis College Durango, CO
West Palm Beach State Fair (Indian Village) - West Palm Beach, FL
The Native American Preparatory School, Rowe, N.M.
Early Childhood Conference - Wenatchee, WA
Urnversity of S.D. - Vermillion, S.D.
New Mexico State Universitty - Las Vegas. N.M.
University of New Mexico - Las Cruses, N.M.
Cincinnati Museum Center - Cincirnati. OH
4th Grade Rondcvous - Grand Junction, CO
Multi-Cultural Conference - Grand Junction, CO
CT River Pow Wow - Durham, CT
Hunter Mt. Indian Festival - Hunter, N.Y
Elementary, Middle and High School - Coulee Dam, WA
Indian Summer Festival - Milwaukee, WI
Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane. WA
Scottsdale Indian Market - Scottsdale, AZ
Ken also does commissioned work by order
Also bookings for schools etc.
Contact Agent: Charlene Whitfield
White Star Eagle
1420 Sandalwood Drive, #H
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Last Updated: April 27, 1999