Black Pinto Horse Fine ArtsWalk down a trail of color, stories and heritage with husband and wife duo, Emily and Monte Yellow Bird. They will guide your students down this vibrant trail to new discoveries, creativity and self exploration using the springboard of art and culture, weaving together golden threads of history, math and science and trimming it with character building and healthy choices. As you trot down this trail together, they will invite you to share your accomplishment and set new goals as you compose visual art projects such as Mud Ponies, Warrior Shields, Ledger Art and Winter Counts. If you’re going to shine, shine brightly, Mr. Yellow Bird’s coined phrase is just what you will be doing as you exchange gifts while respecting and supporting one another.

Providing educational programs since 2004 with their fine arts and educational company, Black Pinto Horse Fine Arts, this team compliments one another as they share their appreciation of education and art. Together, they carry more than 30 years of experience working with children; at-risk students, Native American Reservation & Residential Schools, Public Schools, K-12, Universities, Alternative schools, Job Corps, 21st Century programs, Canadian Educational Reserves, Boy’s Town Nebraska, and Home-Based Behavioral Support.

Monte is a member of the Arikara and Hidatsa Nation from Fort Berthold Reservation, Whiteshield, N.D., and they live in Great Falls, Mont., where he completed a two-year artist-in-residence contract with the Paris Gibson Square Museum and Great Falls Public Schools. Black Pinto Horse, as he is best known in the art world, is an internationally recognized and a nationally renowned First Nation artist with a Bachelor’s of Fine Art degree (Minot State University), historian and storyteller. Emily is a practicing artist with a Bachelor’s of Science in education K-6 (Messiah College) and years of classroom experience.

Contact: Emily Yellow Bird
Black Pinto Horse Fine Arts
889 Ridge Rd
Divide CO 80814
Phone: 719.687.3132

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