We are excited to showcase artist Hubert Wackermann
and Native American music group Sons of Natives
for the July 6 Artwalk from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
Hubert Wackermann @ Avery Gallery
About Hubert Wackermann
Though born and educated in West Germany, Hubert Wackermann is eminently
qualified to depict his favorite subject matter; the North American
Indian, his natural surroundings, and relevant wild life.
superlative Indian pictures are the result of an intimate knowledge of
his subject matter through travel, study, and living with Indians. Thus,
the prime characteristic of his work is authenticity, enhanced by
exquisite detail and the constantly changing hues of nature's colors.
first study trip to North America in 1969 provided the opportunity to
visit the Indians of Canada. Subsequent trips to Canada, the United
States, and Mexico in 1971, 1973, 1974, and 1975 provided further
opportunities to more thoroughly research the Indian, his culture and
lifestyle. Upon immigration to Canada in 1976, Wackermann lived for a
year on the Six Nations Iroquois Reservation in Southern Ontario. During
this time, he taught art classes, and had the opportunity for more
In 1977, Wackermann immigrated to the United
States through Puerto Rico, where he was married. In 1980, Wackermann,
his wife, and three childreen settled in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. This
location provided occasion for continued study and observation of
Indians of the Southwest.
In the ensuing decades, he has been
featured at numerous galleries across the country. Avery Gallery
is pleased to welcome Hubert Wackermann back to the Marietta area after a
About Sons of NativesSons of Natives
a group of three men with diverse cultural backgrounds. They have
been inspired by their history and love to play flutes and Native
is a Mayan/Apache mixed blood from San Antonio, Texas, and dad of Ryan
Little Eagle Molina. In the eighties, Andrew graduated from Texas
A&I University with a BFA and a Masters in Art. He worked as a
Graphic Designer at Oberthur Gaming Technologies and transferred in
2007 to Scientific Games in Alpharetta, Georgia. With both parents
as musicians, Andrew eventually found his musical calling on the Native
American flute. He has performed at several powwows and is
currently with Donna Redfeather and Women of Heart Drum Group as their
Ryan Little Eagle Molina is a 20-year old Lakota/Apache mix blood from the Hill Country of Texas and son of Andrew Molina.
a teenager, Ryan attended the Powwow in Bandera, Texas, where he picked
up a Harjo cane flute for the first time. He began to play and
realized he had a natural talent. After moving to Georgia with his
dad, Ryan began attending other powwows and joined a flute
circle. Ryan is a regular member of the powwow circuit in Georgia.
Gaylon Nelson is from Danville, IL and is part Choctaw and Cherokee. Around the Atlanta area Gaylon is a
well-known bass guitar player. Locally, Gaylon played the bass with
Zack Brown and band "A Life Interrupted".
Gaylon also plays the acoustic guitar, the djembe drum, and the stand-up
bass. Gaylon is of African and Native-American heritage. He enjoys
attending Native-American festivals and powwows. Gaylon has been
playing the Native-American flute for eight years. He is a member of
the Georgia Flute Circle, Atlanta.