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CRYP RedCan graffiti jam kicks off on Wednesday



RedCan is no longer rising. It’s finally here. After months of fundraising, planning and de­velopment, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will officially kick off its first-ever RedCan graffiti jam on Wednesday, July 8 at the CRYP campus on East Lincoln Street in Eagle Butte.

The revolutionary arts event is scheduled for July 8-10 in Eagle Butte on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. From there, artists will head west for a second RedCan event in Rapid City’s Art Alley on July 11. Headline artists include East Foster from Denver, Kazilla from Miami, Meme from southern California, Tyler “Sia­mese” Read from Rapid City, and Peyton Scott Russell (pictured here), Biafra Inc. and Wundr from Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Also on hand will be a variety of native and non-native artists, hip-hop groups, native drum groups and native dancers.

The majority of the RedCan events will take place at CR­YP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (“Winter Count”) Art Park and the Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”) teen center, which also is home to CRYP’s acclaimed farm-to-table Keya (“Turtle”) Cafe. Participat­ing artists will be working in the art park and at select sites throughout the Eagle Butte com­munity.

The schedule of events in­cludes:

Wednesday, July 8

• 8 A.M. Welcome, Opening

Prayer ( Wakinyan Maza),

Honoring (Art Interns)

• Art Intern Exhibition, Keya

Cafe (All Day)

• 10 A.M. – 6 P.M. Artist Mural

Painting (Waniyetu Wowapi

Art Park & Community Sites)

• 2:30-4 P.M. Lakota Dance And

Drum Exhibition

3-6 P.M. Face Painting, Bal­• loons, Youth Activities, Cotton

Candy, Popcorn, Snow Cones.

Free Of Charge. Courtesy Of

Calvary Church (Dupree &

Melbourne, Fl)

• 6 P.M. Community Dinner,

Barbecue Smoked Pork, Cour­tesy Of Calvary Church

Thursday, July 9

• 9 A.M. Opening Prayer And

Blessing (Wakinyan Maza)

• 10 A.M. Skateboard Exhibition

Activity For Ages 12-18

• (Skateboard Stencil Painting

Booth, Waniyetu Wowapi Art

Park)

12•Youth Spray Art For Ages 3-

• (Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park’s

Outdoor Classroom)

Artist Mural Painting (Wani­• yetu Wowapi Art Park & Com­munity Sites)

1-6 P.M. Live Dj – Micah Prai­• rie Chicken

• 2:30-4 P.M. Lakota Dance And

Drum Exhibition

• 4-6 P.M. Cultural Sharing,

Open Mic

• 6 P.M. Hot Dogs In The Art

Park

Friday, July 10

10 A.M. – 12 P.M. Skate­board ExhiBition With Meme (Eagle Butte Skate Park) For Ages 12-18, Free Of Charge Courtesy Of CRYP, Youth Diabetes Preven­tion, Tribal Ventures, Title I

Saturday, July 11

• 10 A.M. Artist Mural Painting

Art Alley, Rapid City, South

Dakota