SAR Artists Live with clay artist Randy Chitto (Mississippi band of Choctaw) will take place Monday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. MDT. Jump behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of SAR’s 2006 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native artist fellow. Turtle storytellers are Chitto’s trademark, in which he blends stories from his Choctaw heritage with an art form known to the Southwest.
In his work, Randy tells stories of how the Choctaw were forced to relocate to a new geographical region. The medicine people instructed the elders to share their stories and wisdom with three chosen animals – the bear, the raccoon and the turtle. These wisdom keepers were instructed to protect the origin stories and preserve the spirit of the people through the ages lest they not be permitted return to the land of their ancestors.
Login to your Instagram account and go to SAR’s Instagram page at 6pm on September 21 to watch and chat with Randy live! (https://www.instagram.com/schoolforadvancedresearch)