Community Conversation with Supaman

The community is invited to a FREE Community Conversation session with Native American Hip Hop Artist Supaman. Hear a preview of his songs, learn more about his music and advocacy work, and ask your own questions. This is a great opportunity to meet the musician before Friday’s concert at the Matthews. Local songwriter Scott Simpson will serve as moderator.

This event will happen on the BHSU Campus in Jonas Hall Room 101.

About Supaman

As a member of the Apsaalooke Nation, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. “Supaman” is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope, pride and resilience through his original art form.

He has been the recipient of the 2017 MTV VMA award for “Best Fight Against the System”! He is also a Nammy “Native American Music Award” winner, “North American Indigenous Image Award winner, and 7 “Tunney Award winner. He was awarded The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in Canada for best video and was voted MTV’s new Artist of the Week! His 2018 nominations brought him home awards for Best Hip Hop Album and Best Producer for the Indigenous Music Awards. His latest video’s titled “Prayer Loop Song” and “Why” both have gone viral and have received millions of views on YouTube and Facebook which has put him in high demand touring extensively throughout the U.S.A and internationally. He has performed for Google at the Google headquarters in San Francisco. He recently was asked to audition for America’s Got Talent and the Broadway play Hamilton. He is currently working with Taboo from the multi grammy award winning group “Black Eyed Peas” looking to complete a project in the coming months.

Community Mural Painting Session

This month, we’re inviting you to lend a hand in the creation of the George Martin Memorial Mural. A public painting session will be held on Saturday, February 26 in the Matthews theater. Sections of the mural will be on display and ready for your brushwork! Come be a part of this larger-than-life, paint-by-numbers mural project.

Be sure to wear clothes that can get a little dirty and join us in the theater from 11 am until 3 pm.

The mural commemorates the legacy of George Martin, a life-long citizen, councilman, and active Spearfish resident. Once completed, it will take its place on the side of the Sears building, facing Old City Hall Square in downtown Spearfish.

The concept and design of the work were developed by BHSU associate professor of art Desy Schoeneweis and a group of university students. It incorporates aspects of Martin’s life and personality with the feel of a game board, with colorful and playful images greeting the viewer at every turn. Roaming across the display are illustrations of the Western Hills Humane Society, the High Plains Western Heritage Center, and the D.C. Booth National Historic Fish Hatchery and Archives, all places that Martin held near and dear to his heart.

We invite you to put on your grubbies and join us for this exciting community project! This event is appropriate for ages three and up.



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