Common Ground 704 – Native Art Picker
Kevin Mahto, a native man of the Fort Yates, Standing Rock Indian Reservation scours pawn shops to recover Native Art for exhibits. Poetry by Jamison Mahto.
Kevin Mahto visits Ideal Pawn in Bemidji, to recover Native Art that otherwise would not be seen. He sells art works as well as grows his own collection with the intent of awareness and appreciation of Native Art. He takes art to Ben Franklin in Bemidji for framing and puts on an exhibit at Bemidji’s Northwest Indian OIC. Kevin’s brother, Jamison Mahto recites original poetry & lends cultural insight to the importance of Kevin’s work.