June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sharing Indigenous Perspectives Reception and Artist Talk
As a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribe (CSKT), Frank Finley is an artist, scientist, college professor, business owner, and passionate caretaker and educator of his Native culture!
He describes his artistic productions as varied as he works with multiple mediums within each piece.
“It allows the piece I am currently working on to be spontaneous yet grounded in all other aspects of my work,” Findley says. “I enjoy making Native regalia and tools, printmaking and painting as well as silver-working.”
His pieces are all thoughtfully filled with his experience as a Native American artist and person. Much of his work is abstract in nature, such that it allows the viewer to make their own decisions or perception within each piece.
His “images he uses are based upon biographic warrior art of the Plains people, specifically the CSKT.”
With all of his art, Frank tries to follow a philosophy once shared with him; “Native People should make honest Art; about themselves and what they know best.” His work is vibrant with life’s energy and invites us to join the journey;
“My images and ideals I represent through my art art the starting point for discussion of the Native Experience”. FF
Please come join, discuss, and enjoy the experience of sharing perspective.