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HOWARD TERPNING - "Cree Finery"  (This picture will be included in the traveling museum exhibit, "A Feeling of Humanity," 2014-17.)  Collection of Ken Ratner.  Loaned in loving memory of his brother, Robert Ratner.

HOWARD TERPNING - "Cree Finery" (This picture will be included in the traveling museum exhibit, "A Feeling of Humanity," 2014-17.) Collection of Ken Ratner. Loaned in loving memory of his brother, Robert Ratner.

HOWARD TERPNING.  This 84 year old painter is one of my favorite. "That Terpning is a realist is plain enough, since his work is primarily representational, not formal. But it is not a realism of minute detail for its own sake, without regard to the context of light and of the subject's character. Nor is it the sort of pop realism that places subjects in happenstance circumstances like tourists with a snapshot camera. Terpning's realism takes for granted the representational nature of art…

HOWARD TERPNING. This 84 year old painter is one of my favorite. "That Terpning is a realist is plain enough, since his work is primarily representational, not formal. But it is not a realism of minute detail for its own sake, without regard to the context of light and of the subject's character. Nor is it the sort of pop realism that places subjects in happenstance circumstances like tourists with a snapshot camera. Terpning's realism takes for granted the representational nature of art…

Story telling was used to pass down traditions, such as local customs, how to live off the land, and how to survive in the natural environment in which they lived.  When other nationalities started to settle in their land, the Native Americans were often forcibly relocated to land that was not their own. Their customs, language and religion were ways for them to remain connected to each other and their homeland, and keep their legacies alive.

Story telling was used to pass down traditions, such as local customs, how to live off the land, and how to survive in the natural environment in which they lived. When other nationalities started to settle in their land, the Native Americans were often forcibly relocated to land that was not their own. Their customs, language and religion were ways for them to remain connected to each other and their homeland, and keep their legacies alive.

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