Experience this exciting exhibition on opening weekend and meet some of the featured artists in person.
Weaving Dance: A Performance between Eric-Paul Riege and jaatłoh4Ye’iitsoh [3-4]
East Building, Upper Level, West Bridge, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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, 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.
The Land Carries Our Ancestors Gallery Talks
East Building, Upper Level, West Terrace, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please join us at the entrance of The Land Carries Our Ancestors: Contemporary Art by Native Americans for conversations with three exhibition artists as they discuss their works and artistic practice.
1:00 p.m. Marwin Begaye, printmaker and painter on Columbia River Custodian
2:00 p.m. Brenda Mallory, mixed media sculptor on The Plural of Nexus.
3:00 p.m. Melissa Cody, textile artist on World Traveler.
Honoring the Land: Warpaint Singers
East Building, Atrium, 12:45, 1:45, 2:45, and 3:45 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 Tribal Nation—showcases traditional songs, dances, and stories of its people.