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CRYP Announces Launch of Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Arts Institute

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced the official launch of its Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Lakota Arts Institute. The institute, according to CRYP Executive Director Julie Garreau, is a natural evolution of the youth project’s existing arts programming, which incorporates the free, public Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park, the annual RedCan graffiti jam, and an… Continue Reading

2nd & 3rd Cohorts of Teen Art Interns Prepare for Upcoming RedCan Exhibition

The Cheyenne River Youth Project® has announced that its second and third cohorts of teen art interns are preparing a formal exhibition of their work, which will be open to the public. Their artwork will be on display from Wednesday, July 6 to Saturday, July 9 in the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center’s… Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Late to Support RedCan 2016!

There’s still time to support Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s acclaimed RedCan graffiti jam, scheduled for July 6-9 in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Through Crowdrise, the nonprofit youth organization seeks to raise much-needed funds to cover the costs of paint, art supplies, food and beverages, and artists’ travel expenses. Several of the headlining artists have made… Continue Reading

Teen Interns Experience Weekend Art Retreat in Minneapolis

On November 13-15, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® took its second cohort of art interns on a weekend art retreat that gave the eight teenagers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the Minneapolis art scene. CRYP staff members accompanied Xzanndria Norris, 15, Jaymalee Turning Heart, 14, Tori Jensen, 16, Ranger Gunville, 16, Nathanial Fast Wolf, 13,… Continue Reading

CRYP Hosts RedCan, Graduates First Art Interns, and Receives $100K NEA Our Town Grant!

It’s been a thrilling month for the Cheyenne River Youth Project. Not only did the 26-year-old, not-for-profit, grassroots youth organization host the groundbreaking RedCan graffiti jam and graduate its first cohort of teen art interns, it earned a $100,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. According to NEA Chairman Jane Chu,… Continue Reading

RedCan Graffiti Jam Will Feature Artists from Across U.S., Plus Skateboard Exhibition

It’s almost here. Indian country’s first-ever graffiti jam is just three weeks away, and it’s built incredible momentum. The Cheyenne River Youth Project® staff reports that acclaimed artists, valued supporters and friends will converge on Eagle Butte, South Dakota, from around the world. The revolutionary arts event, titled RedCan, is scheduled for July 8-9 in… Continue Reading

Interns Learn Arts of Stenciling & Paper Collage From Acclaimed Guest Instructors

The Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s first cohort art interns had a busy spring, studying the history of graffiti and street art, learning the art of creative lettering, and exploring how community art parks like CRYP’s new, 5-acre Waniyetu Wowapi (“Winter Count”) Art Park can be tools for critical change. In late April, the six art… Continue Reading

Teen Interns Learn Graffiti Art from Some of the Country’s Top Talent

The Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s first art interns are now deeply involved in their internship coursework, thanks to several renowned professional artists who are teaching them the basics of graffiti and street art. They include lead instructor Peyton Scott Russell, a Minneapolis-based artist and art instructor; Tyler “Siamese” Read, an artist who also serves as… Continue Reading

Support RedCan Graffiti Jam Today Through Crowdrise!

South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation comprises two of the poorest counties in the United States, yet it is imaginably rich with the strong, beautiful, enduring Lakota culture. In a sense, Lakota culture and graffiti culture have much in common — graffiti culture also has proven to be so powerful that the poverty in which it… Continue Reading

Well-Known Graffiti Artists Meme and Kazilla Join Lineup for RedCan

In three months, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will welcome nationally acclaimed graffiti artists from around the country to its East Lincoln Street campus for RedCan, Indian Country’s first-ever graffiti jam. RedCan is scheduled for July 8-9 at CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (“Winter Count”) Art Park and July 11 at Rapid City’s Art Alley. As word… Continue Reading




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