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Mix’d Media: Ancient Traditions July 9, 2013  |  By Amy Goicoechea

Thursday, July 11, 6-9 pm outside on the Sculpture Trail at the National Museum of Wildlife Art

Sculpture unveiling of Coyotes by Gwynn Murrill @ 7 pm

We hope you are planning to join us for July’s Mix’d Media! We will be engaging with the ceramics, paintings, and photographs on exhibition that were made by, or feature Native Americans and their culture. Ancient Traditions proudly displays a collection of Pueblo and Pre-Pueblo pottery recently donated by Mr. and Mrs. Joshua C. Whetzel, Jr. The exhibit showcases aesthetic and symbolic design elements in Pueblo and Ancestral Pueblo ceramics. An entire gallery of George Catlin’s American Buffalo is dedicated to visual images of Indian people, their homes, and their ceremonies. Finally, National Geographic:  Selections from the Greatest Photographs of the American West, includes many images of Native Americans. The design patterns on the pottery and on the bodies of the portrait subjects are striking. Participatory art activities at Mix’d Media will include: temporary tattoo inking of tribal designs and leather cuff tooling inspired by the Indian art.

Live music will be provided by Gary Small & the Coyote Brothers!  This band was awarded “Best World Music” at the 14th annual Native American Music Awards (NAMA). The group won the award for their most recent album, “Hostiles & Renegades,” which has yet again earned the band national attention. Gary Small was voted “Songwriter of the Year” in 2002, “Rock Album of the Year” in 2007, and “Best Male Artist” in 2011 at the NAMA. Small was also one of six artists nominated for the prestigious “Artist of the Year” category at this year’s show. The band’s style is often described as Carlos Santana meets Bob Marley.

Mix’d Media programs are an exciting opportunity to explore temporary exhibits through thematic music, food, drink, and art activities after hours. If you miss the July 11th event, you can join us for our final summer Mix’d Media program outside on the Sculpture Trail on August 8: Amazing Animals with the Teton Art Lab, Whiskey Mornin’, and the Roadhouse Brewery.

Mix’d Media programs are generously sponsored by First Interstate Bank, Home Health for Pets, and Spring Creek Ranch.

Amy Goicoechea, Associate Curator of Education

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