Friday, November 18, 2011

NEA Chair Rocco Landesman praises Red Cloud Indian School Heritage Center during swing through S.D.

From Rapid City Journal: Rocco Landesman, chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts, speaks at the Dahl Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. Landesman was part of a Panel discussion on Creative Placemaking in the Black Hills Region. (Ryan Soderlin/Journal staff). "This is probably the best example of that that I’ve seen anywhere in the country,” said Rocco Landesman, who is finishing a three-state tour to visit organizations with grant money from the endowment. “You visit the [Red Cloud] Heritage Center and see Native American art produced by the people in those tribes, the Lakota people right there. It’s so obvious that it’s tied to that place; that this couldn’t happen in Malibu or New York City.”

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