Leroy Whiteman Exhibit:

Leroy Whiteman works in many mediums including carved antler work, watercolor, bronze sculpture, rock carving and oil/acrylic.  Leroy is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.  He is regularly invited to art shows across the Nation.  In 2013 he was a featured artist at the Butte Folk Festival.  He was commissioned to create a piece for the movie An Unfinished Life with Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez and Morgan Freeman.  In Cheyenne country Leroy frequently donates his art to support charitable causes.  Despite his success as an artist, Leroy says that he is first a horseman and artist second.  He raises horse, preferring paints, which inspired his signature piece "Colored Horses" (see photo below).  Horses and American Indians are major themes in his artwork.  Leroy trains horses for the Little Big Horn Battle reenactment. He participates in the reenactment and instructs young men in the history of the battle.  He trains horses for Indian Relay Teams as well and is proud of his Rock-n-Whiteman team which won the prestigious National Indian Relay Championship in Sheridan, Wyoming in both 2010 and 2011.  A former Tribal Council member, he writes a popular political column "The Infamous Leroy Whiteman" for A Cheyenne Voice newspaper.  A Korean Veteran, he was the "all Service Welter Weight Boxing Champion", a top soccer player in the United Kingdom and also a Golden Gloves Champion.  He is a Cheyenne Sun Dancer and retired as a mechanic from the Montana Power Company, Colstrip, Montana.  He has two daughters, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Leroy's artwork will be on display at SHAC until his closing reception on Thursday, May 11th.  Hours for viewing the Gallery are Monday - Friday from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  


Closing Reception

The entire community and surrounding area are cordially invited to our artist, Leroy Whiteman's, closing reception.

Date: Thursday, May 11th

Time:  6:00-7:30 PM

Leroy has invited one of his Cheyenne friends to play the flute during the reception.

In addition, Leroy has generously donated a framed painting to SHAC for Silent Auction.  The work is entitled "Dreaming in Purple".  The minimum bid on the piece is set at $200 and the auction will close at 7:30 PM when the reception ends for the evening.



The Donations for the Colstrip Medical Foundation Auction are starting to come in. Here's a sneak peek at what you can expect. Drop your donations off between 11-5 at SHAC Monday through Friday. We will make a special place for your masterpiece.  The auction will be Tuesday November 15th at 7:00 p.m. with Gary Parry Officiating.

The 2016 Colstrip Medical Foundation Auction was a great success!! 80-90 people present and approximately $4000.00 earned. Thank you everyone for joining us and your contributions!!!



The Schoolhouse History and Art Center proudly presents "The Rosebud Story".  Our 2016 fall exhibit is full of Rosebud history.  The Rosebud Family Tree is a work in progress as the families fill in there ancestry. Pictures of their past and present adorn our walls.  We hope to continue this exhibit each year and continue to add to it.  


The book "Through The Rosebuds" is also available for purchase.

The Traveling Collection features 21 works representative of the 37th Annual Juried Exhibit.  It will be on display from June 7 through July 1 2016.

The May 2016 Gallery Show - Board and Staff Show.  The Gallery is glowing with an eclectic assortment of art.  Featuring several local artists.

The Blind Men and the Elephant by Stephen Glueckert.  See more at  Traveling exhibits

Our April Gallery Show is "The Blind Men and the Elephant". 20 pieces in oil pastels, cattle markers, Keno crayons, and China markers are a must to see! This is an excellent show to share with students of every age. This show will give the educator an opportunity to talk about differences in the best setting, the Arts. We all see things from a different perspective. Artist, Stephen Glueckert, will be at SHAC on Thursday, April 7th from 11-6 p.m. What an opportunity for students of every age to visit with the artist, educator, and past Senior Curator from Missoula Art Museum. Call us at 748-4822 to set up a time if you want to bring your class over. Adults are welcome! This show is brought to you by MAGDA, the Artist in the Gallery is sponsored by SHAC Board of Directors.


Printed from the MAGDA website:

This series of 20 drawings were created using oil based drawing materials, including oil pastel, cattle marker, Keno crayon and China marker. The drawings are directly inspired by the ancient parable that has much to teach us today. The tale seemed a natural to attempt to develop in black and white, since at the core of the tale is the metaphor of blindness, contrasting the worlds of light and dark, the seen and unseen.  The tale contrasts the ideas of what we can actually grasp as real through evidence, with what we might perceive in our mind’s eyes as truth.  And in the end, how utterly wrong everyone can be.

The original Blind Men and the Elephant parable originated in China sometime during the Han Dynasty (202 BC-202AD). Over the years, many versions of the tale have been generated including the Jainist version: Elephant and the Blind Men, the Buddhist version Parable of the Blind Men and the Elephant, the Sufi/Hindu version from Tales from Masnavi, Jalal al-Din Rumi translated by A.J. Arberr: The Elephant in the Dark, on the Reconciliation of Contrarieties, and the Discordian version by Reverend Loveshad: Five Blind Men and an Elephant. Needless to say, there are many versions and interpretations of the parable publicly available.  The relative modern poem by American John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887) The Blind Men and the Elephant serves as the text which accompanies this series of drawings.  This poem has remained in the public domain, however, I would be remiss in not acknowledging his simple, yet brilliant version of this most insightful and timeless tale.

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