Native Reflections: Visual Art by American Indians of Kentucky
November 5 to December 19, 2020
Art Center of the Bluegrass has been selected as one of several venues across Kentucky to host the Kentucky Arts Council’s traveling exhibit, Native Reflections: Visual Art by American Indians of Kentucky. The exhibit will run from November 5 to December 19, 2020, coinciding with Native American Heritage month in November.
The exhibit features 23 works by 12 Kentuckians who identify as American Indians of either enrolled tribal membership or unenrolled, but native inspired individuals. The submitted work was adjudicated by a panel of American Indian artists and members of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission for inclusion in the traveling exhibit.
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On Thursday, November 19th, the Norton Center for the Arts will host a virtual program featuring two of the artists from the exhibit. Artists Brigit Truex and Fred Nez-Keams will join American Roots singer, songwriter, and composer, Martha Redbone and chair of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, Helen Danser for “an important reflection on popular Thanksgiving traditions from the perspective of Indigenous people from Kentucky.” Details and registration for this free program can be found on the Norton Center website.
Image: “Circle Sisters” by Brigit Truex
Music by Fred Nez-Keams