"This collection is such a reflection of Ben’s desire to honor his cultural heritage." - Shanan Campbell Wells
Ben Nighthorse, whose high jewelry collection can be found exclusively at Sorrel Sky Gallery, has been featured in an exhibit since January 2018 at Fort Lewis College Center for Southwest Studies in Durango, CO. Ben Nighthorse Campbell: Becoming Cheyenne looks at Campbell’s quest to find his roots and research his family history. His collection of beaded clothing and adornments embodies his ancestors and their knowledge, as well as the spirit of the maker, and the preservation of cultural identity. This exhibit will conclude December 14, 2018.
According to the Center of Southwest Studies, plans are in the works to highlight other key themes of this Renaissance Man in the coming years, including his experience as a judo champion and his life as a rancher raising champion quarter horses.
Gallery owner, Shanan Campbell Wells encourages all to enjoy this exhibit, and any future exhibits that feature Nighthorse. “This collection is such a reflection of Ben’s desire to honor his cultural heritage. At the same time, it offers us a glimpse into how that heritage influences his current artistic style. He is constantly reaching back and stretching forward, seeking inspiration as his creative process continues to encompass both the past and present.”
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Nighthorse has conceived over 600 distinct jewelry designs. “I just make them one at a time,” he humbly offers of his prolific career. The one-of-a-kind, high jewelry designs of Ben Nighthorse are available year-round at both Sorrel Sky Gallery locations, in Durango, CO, and Santa Fe, NM.
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s visionary approach to Western art allows both new and experienced art enthusiasts the opportunity to select from a distinctive collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry. Founded in Durango, CO in 2002, Sorrel Sky Gallery opened its second location in Santa Fe, NM in 2014. Representing several acclaimed and renowned painters, sculptors and jewelers, including Kevin Red Star, Star Liana York, and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse, among others.