The MonDak Heritage Center announces Sean Chandler's "The One Defined To Be No One" Exhibition and Hosts Artist Reception Friday, October 13th!

Join us at the MonDak Heritage Center on Friday, October 13th from 4 pm – 6 pm for a reception for Montana artist Sean Chandler. Chandler's amazing art exhibition "The One Defined To Be No One" will be on display at the MDHC until December 9th .

Sean Chandler (Aaniiih) grew up in Glendive, Montana, and his family was among the only Native family in the community. He received his BA in Art and MA in Native Studies at Montana State University in Bozeman. He later earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana while employed as Director of American Indian Studies at Aaniiih Nakoda College on Fort Belknap Agency in Harlem, Montana. Recently, he was promoted to president of the College in August 2020.

After a long hiatus, Chandler returned to creating art in 2014 and later joined the artist collective Paintallica. His pieces range from oil, acrylic, paint stick, and charcoal on large canvases to drypoint prints and drawings. He cites Blackfeet artist Ernie Pepion (1943–2005), Salish Kootenai artist Corwin Clairmont, and Bozeman-based artist Jay Schmidt as mentors. He has received awards and exhibited at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, with work collected by the Museum of Natural History in Paris and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum, Minnesota.

Stop by the reception on October 13th to meet Sean Chandler and discuss his techniques and inspiration behind his complex and intricate pieces. Light refreshments will be served and the reception is free and open to the public.

The MonDak Heritage Center is funded in part by coal severance taxes paid based upon coal mined in Montana and deposited in Montana's cultural and aesthetic projects trust fund.

The MonDak Heritage Center is open Tuesday-Friday from 10-4 and Saturday from 1-4. Admission is FREE. For more information call (406) 433-3500 or e-mail [email protected]. Visit us online at


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