- a tribute to family, community and culture
The Lake Agassiz Arts Council has launched "Herd About the Prairie", an arts stampede featuring 50-plus life-size bison replicas that will each be assigned to a regional artist, where they will undergo a transformation from rosin statue to public art. The "herd" of bison will be on display throughout the region all summer long and auctioned off in the fall.
West Acres Mall was the host to one of the statues and artists. Renowned artist Monte Yellow Bird, also known as Black Pinto Horse, created "Buffalo Path, the Gathering", a tribute to family, community and culture, in the JCPenney wing of West Acres, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2pm-6pm February 18 through March 16th, 2006. The completed buffalo is in the Herberger's Court of the West Acres mall. To find out more about the project and follow the heard, go to their website.
"We're only on this earth for such a short time, if you're going to shine, shine brightly."
- Monte Yellow Bird