Caskey Russell, Program Director
Ross Hall 114
Dept. 4297, 1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-6520
Northern Cheyenne multidisciplinary artist Bently Spang is the University of Wyoming American Indian Studies Program spring semester Eminent Artist in Residence.
Spang will teach a class on Native American art; will have a solo exhibition at the UW Art Museum; and on April 2 at 7 pm in the Union Ballroom, will present Tekcno Pow Wow III, a performance art piece combining pow wow, techno and hip hop music, video projection, and multiple dance forms. By creating a charged atmosphere that combines the live event essence of powwow and hip-hop/rave with performance art and video projection, Spang challenges dancers and audience members alike to “dance a mile in each other’s moccasins, sneakers, ballet slippers, or whatever the case may be” and, in so doing, gain valuable insight into each other’s lived cultural experiences.
American Indian Studies at the University of Wyoming is a three-dimensional program offering academic courses to all interested students, support services to American Indian students, and outreach to the larger Wyoming community. This multi-disciplinary program develops respect for, and understanding of, Native views; enables American Indian students to obtain a university education; and extends UW resources to residents of the State and region.