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January 24, 2007

A Native American Arts Celebration

Opening Day: In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art
Sat., Mar. 3, 2007

SeattleThe Burke Museum celebrates the opening of the new landmark exhibit In the Spirit of the Ancestors: Contemporary Northwest Coast Art with a day of Native American art activities. On Sat., Mar. 3, see demonstrations of traditional wood carving, basketry, drum making, and basket weaving. Reflect on the basket weaver’s art with some of the northwest’s foremost practitioners, chat with wood carving artists, and experience Burke’s first comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Northwest Coast Native art from the Burke’s own collections. The opening day schedule includes:

Demonstrations

11 – 3 pm: Traditional wood carving with Mike Dangeli

11 – 3 pm: Drum making with George David

12 – 4 pm: Traditional basketry with Lisa Telford and Shawna Colbert

12 – 4 pm: Basket weaving with Ed Carriere

Gallery Walks: 10:30 am, 12 pm, 3 pm – With curators and artists

Artist Panels

11 am: From Branch to Basket– Artists Ed Carriere, Pat Courtney Gold, Lisa Telford, and Susan Pavel

2 pm: Wood and Bone– Artists Calvin Hunt, Marvin Oliver, George David, Shaun Peterson, and Manual Salazar

Lecture: 1 pm – Lecture on the photographs of B.A. Haldren by Native American artist Miquel Askren

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