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Experience this exciting exhibition – “The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans” – on opening weekend and meet some of the featured artists in person.
Weaving Performance, 12:00-4:00 p.m.
A Performance between Eric-Paul Riege and “jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh [3-4]”
Experience this weaving dance performed by artist Eric-Paul Riege (Diné) with his work jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh [3-4] (“earring for the big god”), a pair of large, soft-sculpture earrings made of natural and synthetic fibers. Featured in The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans exhibition, these suspended sculptures are a meditation on states of being for the artist, connecting him to his Diné ancestors and serving as totems of memory for his past, present, and future self. Activated in this durational performance, the sculptures become living objects, an extension of the artist’s body and Diné cosmology.
Artist Gallery Talks, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. Marwin Begaye (Diné), printmaker and painter
2:00 p.m. Brenda Mallory (Navajo), mixed media sculptor
3:00 p.m. Melissa Cody (Cherokee Nation), textile artist
Honoring the Land: Warpaint Singers, 12:45 p.m.
Join us for performances by the Warpaint Singers during the opening weekend of The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans. This honored drum group—comprised mainly of Kahtehnuʔá·ka·ʔ Tuscarora from the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina—showcases traditional songs, dances, and stories of its people.
All programs are free and do not require registration.