Fort Pierce Library’s August ArtSpace Features Native American Artist Norman Hamilton

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Fort Pierce Library’s August ArtSpace Features Native American Artist Norman Hamilton

FORT PIERCE – The Fort Pierce Branch Library’s ArtSpace features Native American Artist Norman Hamilton whose artwork will be on display in the library through July 25 – Aug. 29.

Hamilton, a Port St. Lucie resident, is a full-blooded Cheyenne Indian, who attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas. He also attended Oklahoma University as an art major. An accomplished silversmith specializing in Plains-Style Design, his art, featured in this exhibit, is done in acrylics.

Additionally Hamilton is an award-winning champion “Fancy Dancer,” which is a style of dance created to preserve Native American culture and religion. It is loosely based on the War Dance. Throughout the mid-1980s he was an active member of a dance troupe performing at Seven Falls, Colorado Springs. Hamilton is the great, great grandson of Cheyenne Chief, Heap of Birds (Mo-e-yau-hay-ist – Many Magpies) who was captured in Cheyenne Indian Territory and incarcerated at Fort Marion in St. Augustine.

The Fort Pierce Branch Library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Residents interested in displaying their artwork as part of the Fort Pierce Library’s non-commercial ArtSpace area should contact Librarian Shelia Small at 772-462-2199 or This is not a commercial venue. Artwork is displayed for enjoyment purposes only.

The Fort Pierce Branch of the St. Lucie County Library System is located at 101 Melody Lane. For more information about programs visit:

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