Contemporary Lakota artist Gene Swallow’s “Modern Lakota” exhibit is on display in Dakota State University’s First Bank & Trust Gallery now through April 15.


Swallow describes himself as a “family-taught” artist instead of self-taught. His mother is

a well-known quilter, and his father was an oil painter. Family and art have always been

deeply important to Swallow, and he and all his siblings are involved in arts and crafts.


He will give an artist’s talk on Monday, April 15 at 6 p.m. in the First Bank & Trust

Gallery on the second floor of the Karl E. Mundt Library room 202. The gallery is open

during regular library hours.