Art show celebrates Native American culture and traditions

The overall aim of the exhibit is to respect and celebrate the Native American culture and its traditions.
The overall aim of the exhibit is to respect and celebrate the Native American culture and its traditions. | Contributed photo

In an upcoming show, the Visual Arts Center will be featured alongside Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts fin presenting "Dog Head Stew -- The Second Course: in the states of Idaho and Oregon.

The dates of the show span from April 15 to May 13 in Pendleton, Oregon at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, and from Aug. 22 to Sept. 14 in Idaho at the Visual Arts Center's Gallery One.

Elizabeth Klimek and Melanie Yazzie, the printmakers who are responsible for the show, invited 24 stateside and international artists to contribute by crafting hand-pulled prints. The prints boast personal and political tones that are either paying homage to or criticizing the historical representations of Native Americans and their culture.

The overall aim of the exhibit is to respect and celebrate the Native American culture and its traditions. The artists who contributed to the show had the opportunity to use both traditional and modern print media, and the diversity of the artists also lends an amount of cultural variety to the show.

The project is supported by the Arts and Humanities Institute of Boise State University.

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