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January Hall of Fame: Maxwell Peacock

January Hall of Fame: Maxwell Peacock

Maxwell Peacock, 14, is a member of CRYP’s second cohort of Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Interns. He started coming to our campus regularly about a year ago, drawn to the environment and learning opportunities he saw at the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center — in particular, he says he was interested in… 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

Graffiti Artists Converge on Rapid City’s Art Alley to Support Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park, Which Will be Formally Dedicated on September 15

This Thursday in Rapid City’s Art Alley, six graffiti artists will join together to paint a mural in support of the brand-new, innovative art park at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® campus in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. According to Sara Johnson Levy of About This Life Inc., the organization responsible for the Art Alley mural… Continue Reading

Support Our New Community Art Park! Dedication is Scheduled for September 15

An innovative, exciting new space for creative expression and artistic freedom is taking shape at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® campus on East Lincoln Street in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. The 25-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization is building a community art park, which it plans to formally dedicate on Monday, September 15. To help raise awareness… Continue Reading

Leading Lady Farmers Market Attracts Community Vendors & Youth Participants

“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum,” writes author Michael Pollan in The Omnivore’s Dilemma, “and that as long as the sun still shines and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to… Continue Reading



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