Oct. 11, 2011: Invisible/Visible: Contemporary Native American Art in New England
Invisible/Visible: Contemporary Native American Art in New England
A Panel Discussion with George Longfish, Gina Adams, and Duane Slick
Tuesday, October 11
Free and open to the public
Contact: Siobhan Senier
Three internationally recognized Native American visual artists will show and discuss their work on Tuesday, October 11, in MUB 302 from 12:40-2:00. The event is free and open to the public.
George Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora) has exhibited in such venues as the Smithsonian Museum. Since retiring as a professor of Native American Studies at the University of California-Davis in 2003, he has worked out of his studio in Rollinsford. His large, often wall-sized paintings combine bold colors, graphic elements and text in witty, politicized explorations of contemporary Native American identity.
Gina Adams (Ojibwe) received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Maine College of Art in Portland, and is presently an MFA candidate at the University of Kansas. Her evocative encaustics, which she sees as “maps of spiritual connectivity,” have appeared in museums and galleries all over New England and beyond.
Sculptor Tim Shay (Penobscot) studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and has exhibited in prestigious venues in Santa Fe as well as around his home state of Maine. His work “ponders the original though that enabled people to create something to better life on a daily basis and show appreciation for life.”
All three artists appear in the UNH exhibit, “Invisible/Visible: Emerging Contemporary Native American in New England,” curated by Mr. Longfish. The exhibit appeared in Dimond Library’s Special Collections in Fall 2010, and is archived at the Center for New England Culture’s website: http://www.neculture.org/invisible_visible/index.html
This event is sponsored by UNH's Center for the Humanities and Sustainability Academy. For more information contact Prof. Siobhan Senier, Associate Professor of English; Faculty Fellow, Sustainability Academy: email@example.com