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SAN FRANCISCO AIM-WEST is hosting a photo and art exhibit in recognition of Anniversary of the "Reign of Terror in South Dakota, 1973-76" where over 60 people were murdered.
Artwork from the private collection of Perry Matlock and from
Leonard Peltier, on loan to Bill Simmons of AIM-WEST
The exhibit opens today at the Arte International Gallery, 963 Pacific Street, San Francisco and continues until the end of the month. There will be a reception on June 26th.
The photo and art exhibit will feature photographs and art depicting the activism of the American Indian Movement and the San Francisco Bay Area indigenous community.
Photographs and art work by political prisoner Leonard Peltier is part of the exhibit. Peltier is being held in a federal prison in Florida for a shootout at the Jumping Bull compound in Pine Ridge Reservation, near Oglala, in 1975.
The Gallery will also have paintings by and photos of Mr. Peltier, photos of a history of the American Indian Movement and a display during the Occupation of Alcatraz Island that lasted from November 1969 until June 1971.
Internationally renowned photographers Ms. Michelle Vignes, Paris, France, and now resides in San Francisco, and Ms. Ilka Hartman, Berlin, Germany, now in Marin County respectively, have offered to share their photos they have documented of Indigenous activism over the decades. Rigo 23, another internationally known artist and with local credentials, will be contributing his recent works toward the two weeks of awareness and concerns of Indigenous peoples living in North America.
"Reign of Terror in South Dakota, 1973-76" Art & Photo Exhibit
Reception on June 26
Arte International Gallery
963 Pacific Street
San Francisco, California 94133
posted June 15, 2012 8:30 am edt