Monday, March 28, 2011
James Bama blends realism with spirituality in his portraits of the contemporary West, from dude ranchers, trappers and restless young Native American men, to descendents of renown warriors and delicate beauties in ceremonial dress like Little Star. The conflict between Native American myth and reality disappears with Bama’s paintings of the unique personalities that surround him in Wyoming. “'Little Star' is the Indian name for Millie Cody, this beautiful Navajo maiden,” says Bama. “I had the chance to see her teaching ancient crafts in Indian dress, going to church in a long pioneer-style gown and dancing to rock in hip huggers. She could easily have become Miss Indian America. To me, she was."
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Horse, Indian Wolf: The Hidden Pictures of Judy Larson, written by Kathleen Kudlinski and published by The Greenwich Workshop Press in October, 2010 has been named a finalist in the Children's Book category. ForeWord's Book of the Year Awards were created to spotlight distinctive books from independent publishers. Greenwich Workshop Press is particularly proud because the judges are real librarians and booksellers whose decisions are based on their experiences with patrons and customers!