This painting of Drew Barrymore was graciously donated to us by the artist, Frank Buffalo Hyde. The title of the work is “Berry More Heart at E.T.” It is being raffled of at the 3rd Annual American Indian Fair on November 23rd in Brooks Hall at the University of Virginia from 12-6 pm, you do NOT need to be present to win. To purchase a raffle ticket (or several), please use the paypal button below or contact an officer. Click here to access the Frank Buffalo Hyde official website!
Who is Frank Buffalo Hyde?
Frank Buffalo Hyde is a Onondaga/Nez Perce man who currently resides in Santa Fe. He is recognized for breaking through boundaries to draw attention to contemporary Native identity in the U.S. His work is in many notable museum collections, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, as well as in numerous private collections.
What is this painting about?
This painting is part of a series that explores how celebrities have recently been donning, and therefore appropriating, traditional Native regalia for their own glamorous purposes. This particular painting is of Drew Berrymore wearing a Plains War Bonnet and holding a video camera.
Why would I want to support AISU?
AISU increases awareness of the Native community on U.Va. Grounds and in the Charlottesville community by promoting relationships with the surrounding Virginia Indian tribes, holding cultural events relating to American Indians, and allowing students and community members to join together to explore Native American heritage and identity.
Why did Frank make this painting?
Frank made this painting during his artist residency at the 2013 Tom Tom Founders Festival in Charlottesville and donated it to AISU to benefit our mission.