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The Northern Arapaho Artist Society and National Geographic team up for a show in Worland

In 2012, co-founders Robert Martinez, Bruce Cook, and Eugene Ridgley created the Northern Arapaho Artist Society, a group open to any Arapaho Artists.

An opening show was held last night for seven artists from the Northern Arapaho Artist Society at the Washakie Museum in Worland. The show runs alongside National Geographic’s The American West and will be displayed through September 3.

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With art work from Robert Martinez, Bruce Cook, Ron Howard, Eugene Ridgebear Jr., Darrah Perez, Jackie Sevier, and Debbie Rattlingleaf, the collaborated show attracted many Worland locals.

“The group is open to Arapaho Artists of all disciplines; painters, sculptors, traditional artisans, musicians, actors, etc.,” Martinez said.

The group gets shows based on the people they know, although any member can help in the finding and supporting of the shows and venues.

With 10 or so members, the NAAS has new members joining all the time. The group meets periodically, and it is there that the planning goes into phase and great shows like the Worland art show can take place.