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July 14, 2005

Alaskan Native Arts

A Family Event
Sat., Aug. 27
10 am - 2 pm

Seattle— Spend a day celebrating Alaskan Native arts at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Sat., Aug. 27 from 10 am to 2 pm.

Make Northwest Coast Native American masks, create your own Caribou antlers (and then wear them!) and watch Chilkat weaving demonstrations by Alaskan weaver, Dorica Jackson.
Also listen to Alaskan Native storytelling and take guided tours with Inuit art collector, John Price, as he walks visitors through Life Abounds: Arctic Native Wildlife Art, a new exhibit featuring an inspiring collection of rarely-seen wildlife art by Native Arctic artists. Tours are at 12 noon and 2 pm.

Alaskan Native Arts is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and is part of series of Burke Museum programs on the Arctic and related regions, inspired by the current exhibits Life Abounds: Arctic Native Wildlife Art and Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Seasons of Life and Land.


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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursday’s. Admission: $8.00 general, $6.50 senior, $5 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum,org.

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