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Blood of the Sun: Artists Respond to the Poetry of Suzan Shown Harjo

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Blood of the Sun: Artists Respond to the Poetry of Suzan Shown Harjo

2889 Trades West, Unit E
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
May 13th, 2011 - May 22nd, 2011
Opening: May 13th, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.ahalenia.com/demons
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Other (outside main areas)
EMAIL:  
ahalenia@yahoo.com
OPEN HOURS:  
By appointment only, except for openings
TAGS:  
american indian, Native American installation, Indigenous digital graffiti/street-art performance, conceptual, pop, realism, abstract, figurative
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

InfoVisual artists will create works inspired by the powerful poetry of Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne-Muscogee Creek).

Suzan Harjo has been an activist and policy maker in Indian Country for decades. She has helped restore over one million acres of land to tribal control and has helped passed key legislation such as the 1978 American Indian Religious Freedom Act and the 1990 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. She ...will be honored by IAIA with an honorary doctorate degree this May.

Harjo will be present at the opening reception on Friday, May 13, from 6-9pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

For the closing reception, Sunday, May 22nd, 2-4pm, Celeste Conner (Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache) will create an installation and a performance piece.