By Robert Blood
Bringing together artists from the Acoma, Apache, Choctaw, Dine’, Hopi, Yaqui, Yavapai, and Zuni cultures, “Journeys in Spirit 2018” is coming to ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery. The exhibit, which features native art in an array of mediums, runs May 17-June 19 and is co-presented with the Smoki Museum.
But you can (and probably already did or should) read that in a press release. The exhibit, now in its ninth year, is great, but the real treat is a string of three days later in the month.
First, 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 25 is the artists’ reception, where you can mingle with the men and women who created the pieces on display. Want to know about the interplay of traditional and contemporary influences? Come and ask the artists yourself.
Then, beginning at noon on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 & 27, there’s hoop dancing and native flute music by Tony Duncan and his family at the ‘Tis Third Floor Banquet Hall. Admission’s free, but seating is limited, so pick up tickets at the ‘Tis main floor gallery after finishing reading this sentence.
(I’ll wait … .) OK. Looks like you’re all set to enjoy this show in one of its many iterations. Enjoy!
Visit “Journeys in Spirit 2018” May 17-June 19 at ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery, 105 S. Cortez St., 928-775-0223, TisArtGallery.Com. Opening reception is 5-8 p.m. May 25th during 4th Friday Art Walk. Artist demonstrations and dancers are Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27. “Journeys in Spirit 2018” is presented by ‘Tis and the Smoki Museum with additional support from the city of Prescott and Prescott Area Arts & Humanities Council.
Robert Blood is a Mayer-ish-based freelance writer and ne’er-do-well who’s working on his last book, which, incidentally, will be his first. Contact him at BloodyBobby5@Gmail.Com.
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