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Jim Thorpe / Bright Path (detail) painted by Billy Hensley, Chickasaw.

21 June – 28 September 2019

This summer Rainmaker Gallery showcases the work of Chickasaw painter Billy Hensley. In Bright Path a, solo exhibition of acrylic paintings, Hensley honours two Native American trailblazers: Chickasaw actress and storyteller Te Ata and Olympic gold medalist Jim Thorpe. Prophetically, Thorpe’s Indian name Wa-Tho-Huk translates as ‘path lit by great flash of lightning’ or more simply Bright Path. Hensley interweaves images of these Indigenous icons with complex layerings of colour, texture and geometric patterns.

Bright Path is a visually rich exhibition that hints at countless inspirational lives of Indigenous people whose stories have been eclipsed by layers of colonial indifference and oppression.

Please note – the Gallery will be closed 11 August – 2 September 2019.

Summer SALE & Summer Closing

Enjoy a discount of 10% when purchasing Native American jewellery or Zuni Fetish carvings from our website or in the gallery. Treat yourself and your loved ones to something unique and beautiful! Sale ends Thursday 8th August. For online purchases use coupon code:  SUMMER 2019

Rainmaker Gallery will be closed from 10th August – 2nd September 2019 for our biannual research and buying trip. We re-open on Tuesday 3rd September with lots of new and exciting treasures for you to enjoy. Website orders received during this time will be despatched by Wednesday 4th September. Meanwhile, enjoy the highlights of our travels on Facebook and Instagram!

Made with Love

In addition to original art, at Rainmaker Gallery we carry an exclusive range of expertly hand-crafted Native American jewellery, Zuni fetish carvings and magnificent Pendleton blankets. All our items make unique and meaningful gifts to treasure for life and are available for you to purchase right here on the website.

Repoussée cuff by Jennifer Medina

Native American Jewellery

Pendleton Saddle Blanket, Tucson red

Pendleton Blankets

Zuni Polar Bear fetish carving

Zuni Fetish Carvings

Our Story

RAINMAKER Gallery was first established in Manchester in 1991 as a space for Native American Indian artists to represent themselves as unique and creative individuals with an artistic message relevant to us all…

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