Cheyenne River Youth Project

RedCan

Watch the Hybrid Virtual/In-Person RedCan Graffiti Jam 2020 Mural Premiere

Scroll down to see the RedCan 2020 broadcasts. Click here to see the RedCan 2020 photo gallery.

Saturday, August 15

 

3:00pm: RedCan Mini Documentary & 3:15pm: Skateboard Design with our youth @ Cheyenne River Youth Project & Live Painting w/ Unalee Howe

6:30pm: LIVE MURAL UNVEILINGS FROM 8 CITIES with SCRIBE, EAST, HOKA, CHIEF, SADAT & collinsjordan, UNA HOWE, 179, and BIAFRA, CYFI & WUNDR with Grand Finale Guests,  MIDNIGHT EXPRESS at the St. Paul, Minnesota mural site!

8:00: Live Talking Circle with Julie Garreau, Executive Director, Cheyenne River Youth Project & Featured Artists

Friday, August 14

3pm: RedCan mini documentary & 3:15pm: Miniature Shields w/ Gus Yellow Hair

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7pm: Panel Discussion: “Powered By Our Ancestors; Harnessing The Wisdom Of Our People To Empower Our Next Generation”

9:00pm: DJ Micah Presents: Virtual RedCan Mix 2020

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Thursday, August 13

 

3pm: RedCan Mini Documentary & 3:15: Photo Transfer/Printmaking w/ Micheal Two Bulls

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7pm: Panel Discussion: “Remember Your Medicines; Keeping Our Body And Spirit Healthy Through Adverse Times.”

Wednesday, August 12

 

3pm MDT: RedCan Mini Documentary & 3:15pm MDT: Oil Pastels w/ Wade Patton

 

7pm MDT: Opening Song and Prayer & 7:30pm MDT: Panel Discussion: “Changing The Narrative; The Power of Messaging Through Public Art

 

The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s 6th annual, award-winning invitational graffiti jam is scheduled for this Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 12-15, and the nonprofit youth organization confirmed today that it will incorporate both virtual and in-person elements. 

Thanks to innovative online broadcasting tools and engineering, CRYP will be able to share the excitement and magic of RedCan with audiences around the world through Facebook, YouTube, and on our home page. Audiences will be able to watch live, artist-led discussions involving RedCan 2020 themes: “Changing the Narrative — the Power of Messaging Through Public Art,” “Remembering Your Medicines,” and “Powered by Our Ancestors — How Traditions Inspire Indigenous Artists.”

Viewers also may join the RedCan Classroom at 3 p.m. each day. Not only are select RedCan artists offering remote-learning art activities for young people, CRYP is again partnering with First Peoples’ Fund’s Rolling Rez Arts to provide Cheyenne River youth with in-person art workshops. On Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m., Wade Patton will teach oil pastels; on Thursday, Aug. 13, Micheal Two Bulls will teach photo transfer printmaking; and on Friday, Aug. 14, Gus Yellow Hair will teach miniature shield making. 

Throughout the week, RedCan online broadcasts also will incorporate the original creations of DJ Micah. This talented Oglala Lakota hip-hop enthusiast and turn-tablist has performed at every RedCan since its 2015 inception.

RedCan 2020 will feature East in Denver; Biafra, Wundr and Cyfi in Minneapolis-St. Paul; Hoka in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Dwayno Insano in Scottsdale, Arizona; 179 in Seattle; Sadat and Collins in Rapid City, South Dakota; and Wakinyan Chief and Unalee Howe in CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. 

CRYP will formally unveil the final murals in a closing broadcast on Saturday evening, Aug. 15. This final broadcast will feature special guests, and a special performance from Midnight Express.

Once each broadcast goes live, you’ll be able to find it on Facebook, YouTube, and here on our website. If you can’t catch the broadcasts live, the videos will remain accessible for you to view at a later time.

Check back here for a full broadcast schedule prior to the event or on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel, and through Social Distance Powwow’s Facebook group. Interested followers also can search for #redcan, #redcan2020, and #redcanrising on social media for the latest updates.

To view more videos from RedCan  visit our RedCan Documentaries page!

RedCan Mural Gallery 2020

To see more photo galleries from  previous years, visit our RedCan Galleries page!

 

What Is a Graffiti Jam?

Graffiti jams were designed to introduce graffiti as an art form, bringing together people who exemplify the contemporary graffiti art movement and how it has evolved since its inception a half century ago. In the case of RedCan, not only are artists showcasing a global movement, its relevance and how to be part of it, they’re connecting the graffiti world with the indigenous one, allowing Lakota artists to infuse graffiti with their own culture, identities and stories.

RedCan provides meaningful, lasting inspiration to our young people, who seek to explore their identities, find their own unique voices, and express themselves in a positive, healthy way. It also offers offers an unprecedented opportunity for the Cheyenne River community to experience what has become the largest art movement in the history of humankind.

Donate to RedCan

Hosting such a major event with acclaimed artists from around the world is no small task, and we need your support! Simply use the form below to make a donation to RedCan 2019. All proceeds will be used to purchase artist supplies, food and beverages, and to help cover the artists’ travel expenses.

For more information, contact organizers at redcan.cryp@gmail.com. In the coming weeks, CRYP will share more details regarding planned activities and performances; until then, please feel free to check out our RedCan photo galleries to see images from 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, RedCan documentaries, our lineup of featured artists, our special guests, our RedCan press releases, and more.  Get RedCan updates by signing up for our emails!

And keep an eye out for #RedCanRising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

  


EXPLORE WANIYETU WOWAPI LAKOTA YOUTH ARTS & CULTURE INSTITUTE


Classes and Workshops

The Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute currently offers programming in fine art, graffiti and street art, and traditional Lakota arts. Our long-term vision includes music and movement, commercial arts, full internships/peer mentor program. Learn more about the Classes and Workshops offered.

Instructors

The Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute instructors include both national and local/traditional artists. Learn more about the instructors.

Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park

The Cheyenne River community chose the name for CRYP’s free, public art park, christening it “Waniyetu Wowapi.” Translated from Lakota, it means “Winter Count”—a year period, from snow to snow, written on something flat. The winter count is how the Lakota Nation traditionally recorded its history, so it was a fitting name for our 5-acre park. Learn more about the Art Park.

RedCan Graffiti Jam

Graffiti jams were designed to introduce graffiti as an art form, bringing together people who exemplify the contemporary graffiti art movement and how it has evolved since its inception a half century ago. In the case of RedCan, not only are artists showcasing a global movement, its relevance and how to be part of it, they’re connecting the graffiti world with the indigenous one, allowing Lakota artists to infuse graffiti with their own culture, identities and stories. Learn more about the RedCan Graffiti Jam.

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