Past News at Kluge-Ruhe

Kluge-Ruhe Brings Resident Artist to Tom Tom Founders Festival • Monday April 8, 2013

Artist Frank Buffalo Hyde (Onondaga/Nez Perce), who visited the Kluge-Ruhe Collection in 2011 to collaborate on a mural with Aboriginal artist Reko Rennie, has been chosen as the resident artist of the Tom Tom Founders Festival April 11 – 14, 2013.

The Tom Tom Founders Festival is in its second year in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is coordinated by the Tom Tom Foundation, a not for profit that educates the public about innovation and entrepreneurship through the events of the Festival. This year the participating individuals, organizations and sponsors have been community and University-wide, and all of the events at the festival are free and open to the public.

Hyde will give a Make Your Own Stencil Workshop on Friday, participate in Urban Sketching at Tom Yum and the Picnic Day in Lee Park on Saturday, and will be at the Bridge PAI block party on Sunday, in addition to doing live painting throughout the weekend in various locations. His mural with Reko Rennie at the Bridge PAI is one of the first stops on the Public Art Bike Tour that Piedmont Council for the Arts is sponsoring on Sunday, and Hyde will give a brief talk about the project as part of the tour. He will also have works on paper for sale throughout the weekend.

While in Charlottesville, Hyde will also lead a flash seminar at U.Va. titled IN-APPROPRIATE: Native American Stereotypes in Popular Culture. The seminar is also free and open to the public, but please RSVP to

Check out Frank’s schedule for the weekend below. All events are free and open to the public.


5:00 pm Flash Seminar – IN-APPROPRIATE Brooks Hall Commons, U.Va.


10am-12pm Live Painting and Paper Show McGuffey Art Center (Starnes Classroom)

2:00pm WORKSHOPMYO Stencils – McGuffey (Starnes Classroom) Email to sign up – space is limited!

3-5pm Live Painting and Paper Show

5:00 pm McGuffey Block Party begins


9-11am Urban Sketching at Tom Yum

12-5pm CITY AS A CANVAS and PICNIC DAY AT LEE PARK Live Painting in Lee Park

2:30pm Gallery Tour will stop at Lee Park for a brief talk with Frank Buffalo Hyde


1:00pm THE BRIDGE PAI BLOCK PARTY starts Live Painting at The Bridge PAI Public Bike Tour begins at CitySpace

Tom Yum, CITY AS A CANVAS, PICNIC DAY AT LEE PARK, and the Block Parties are all events of the Festival. For more information on these events, see the Tom Tom Founders site.