Minot State presents art exhibit, social with Monte Yellow Bird

MINOT, N.D. – Minot State University’s Alumni Association and the Native American Cultural Center are co-sponsoring an art exhibit and social featuring alumnus Monte Yellow Bird, Sr.

Known as Black Pinto Horse in the art world, Yellow Bird, a national award-winning artist, educator, and storyteller, will present an exhibit on Nov. 1 at the Northwest Arts Center from 4-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and there will be light appetizers and a cash bar.

"The Alumni Association is proud to collaborate with the Native American Center to bring in MSU's own, Monte Yellow Bird, to share his artistic journey with us,” said Courtenay Brekhus, MSU’s director of alumni engagement. “We're proud of Monte's wonderful accomplishments, and we're excited to offer a unique experience to our campus community, alumni, and friends.”

The event is a part of Minot State’s Alumni Speaker Series along with Native American Cultural Celebration month.

“November is Native American Heritage month, and it is meant to celebrate and honor remarkable Native Americans. We are going to feature one of those remarkable Native Americans, one of our own alumnus, Mr. Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. (Black Pinto Horse),” said Annette Mennem, director of Minot State Native American Cultural Center.

Along with the guest lecture and social, Yellow Bird will guest lecture throughout the day on Nov. 1. He will attend MSU’s Indigenized Luncheon, hosted by the MSU Native American Club, and will speak at Burdick Job Corps on Nov. 2.

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Published: 10/17/23   

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