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CRYP’s Lakota Art Fellows Enjoy Intensive Arts Immersion in Minneapolis

CRYP’s Lakota Art Fellows Enjoy Intensive Arts Immersion in Minneapolis

The Cheyenne River Youth Project took its 2019-2020 cohort of Lakota Art Fellows to Minneapolis on Feb. 28 to Mar. 1 for an intensive arts immersion experience. CRYP Art Director Tyler Read accompanied fellows Kailey Carter and Emanual Semon on this special two-day field trip. The whirlwind tour included trips to the Minneapolis Institute of… Continue Reading

CRYP Invites Community to Share RedCan Input

CRYP Invites Community to Share RedCan Input

The Cheyenne River Youth Project is encouraging members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation community to share ideas and input as it prepares for RedCan 2020. The 6th annual invitational graffiti jam is scheduled for June 24-27 at CRYP’s public Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park and at select mural sites throughout Eagle Butte. –… Continue Reading

February is an Exciting Month for CRYP’s Teen Art Interns & Lakota Art Fellows

February is an Exciting Month for CRYP’s Teen Art Interns & Lakota Art Fellows

February is an exciting month for the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Not only did the new winter cohort of teen art interns have the opportunity to learn from two accomplished artists in residence, the 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows are preparing to embark on a special… Continue Reading

CRYP Releases Wo Otúh’an Wi Documentary, Shares 2019 Community Impact

CRYP Releases Wo Otúh’an Wi Documentary, Shares 2019 Community Impact

This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project released its first-ever documentary film showcasing the annual Wo Otúh’an Wi (Moon of Giving Away Presents) Toy Drive, which served nearly 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in December 2019. The nonprofit youth organization also has released powerful community-impact figures for the entire year.… Continue Reading

November Hall of Fame: 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows

November Hall of Fame: 2019-2020 Lakota Art Fellows

This year, CRYP launched its first-ever Lakota Arts Fellowship program. Operated through the Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute, this nine-month fellowship is designed for young people who have completed multiple teen arts internships and have expressed interest in pursuing advanced arts education and eventually careers in the arts. Introducing our… Continue Reading

CRYP Officially Launched Lakota Arts Fellowship on Oct. 1

CRYP Officially Launched Lakota Arts Fellowship on Oct. 1

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially launched the Lakota Arts Fellowship, the nonprofit youth organization’s latest offering in its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. That evening, the inaugural cohort of four Lakota Arts Fellows met with South Dakota Art Council artist-in residence Hector Curriel for a… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts Artists in Residence from the South Dakota Arts Council

CRYP Hosts Artists in Residence from the South Dakota Arts Council

This fall, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will be hosting two artists in residence from the South Dakota Arts Council. These artists, Hector Curriel and Jenny Menzel, will provide instruction, mentorship and guidance to local youth enrolled in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. Curriel is already in Eagle Butte,… Continue Reading

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

CRYP Graduates a Record-Breaking 11 Art Interns from Summer Cohort

On Labor Day weekend, the Cheyenne River Youth Project officially graduated 11 Lakota teens from its summer arts internship program. This is a record-breaking number for the nonprofit youth organization, which began offering teen internships in 2013.  “Normally, we see five or six kids complete the full arts internship track,” said Jerica Widow, CRYP’s youth… Continue Reading

Tyler Read Joins CRYP as Art Director

Tyler Read Joins CRYP as Art Director

The Cheyenne River Youth Project announced today that Tyler Read joined its full-time staff as art director on Sept. 3. In his new role, Read will oversee programming at the nonprofit youth organization’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Youth Arts & Culture Institute. “As a teaching artist who has been working with CRYP since 2015,… Continue Reading

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau Joins Arts South Dakota’s Board of Directors

CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau Joins Arts South Dakota’s Board of Directors

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that its executive director, Julie Garreau, is now a member of Arts South Dakota’s board of directors. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of South Dakotans and their visitors by advancing the arts through service, education and advocacy. This is a mission that resonates… Continue Reading

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