Dennis Brining, the owner of Culturalpatina has had a passion for collecting all things beautiful and unique his entire life and would like to share these items with others having a similar interest, which is why he started Culturalpatina. Culturalpatina has representative items from the American South West, Asia, Central and South America, East Africa and Nagaland in North Eastern India. He strives to offer the best items that he has collected or can find for sale from numerous sources to the discriminating collector of unique cultural items from each of these areas of the world. His primary interest is in pottery, textiles, bronze sculptures, and extraordinary pieces of adornment. Reportedly Culturalpatina is one of the largest cultural art Galleries on the Web in the US with some 10’s of thousands of followers in 180 countries.
In addition to his 6 online Galleries. All sales are via the internet only. Culturalpatina also represents a number of the top Western and Native American Artists in the US, to include the extraordinary bronze sculptor James P. Regimbal, the renowned bronze sculptor Jeff Wolf, the master Santa Clara Pueblo potter Jason Ebelacker, the contemporary Crow artist Del Curfman, and one of the greatest Listed Western Artists of all time, Ron Stewart. Culturalpatina has the largest collector of Ron Stewart art in the world and is his East Coast gallery. You will find some of his earliest paintings to some of his most recent ones that have not been shown in public.
In addition, culturalpatina has the second largest collection of authentic Naga Indian Art in the US. It is all authentic, meaning that it was made by the Naga and used in their cultural ceremonies. The majority of the items shown were collected prior to 1982, when the Naga converted to Christianity and are museum quality.
Over the years, cultualpatina’s owner, Dennis has been involved in humanitarian work with Lions Clubs International in VA, Africa, Vietnam, and Myanmar. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world with 1.4 million members, who perform community service in 208+ countries and geographic areas and share a core belief: community is what we make it.
Culturalpatina is in the process of starting a Foundation to further support its philanthropy this year. Its Mission Statement is to help support the under privileged around the world and Native Americans to obtain an excellent education which will have an immediate and lasting change in their lives and communities.
He has raised some $1,000,000 in grant monies and led major service initiatives domestically and internationally, including supporting the founding of a hospital in Kabale, Uganda - helping tens of thousands of people. He continues other important humanitarian/educational work today via culturalpatina in his annual giving. A percentage of all monies made from the sale of culturalpatina items goes to one or more of the organizations listed below.
--Member School for Advanced Research, (SAR) Santa Fe New Mexico
--Honorary Member American Indian Education Foundation, Scholarship Committee
--Financial Contributor to the Native American College Fund
--Financial Contributor to Lions Clubs International Foundation
--Financial Contributor to Saint Joseph Indian School --Financial Contributor to Saint Labre Indian School
--Conexus for Healthy Vision, Formally Prevent Blindness Mid Atlantic
--Lakota Sioux Nations Relief Fund