Native exhibit, film festival and artists' demonstrations

July 1 - Aug. 5 at Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF ----The Native American exhibition, film festival and additional artists' demonstrations tells the vital story of being a Native American in our society today. Through visual art, film, and other creative expressions, Native Americans share their talent and voice with people of all ages and backgrounds.

The rich cultural heritage of the Southwest merges with contemporary life throughout the five week exhibition which includes a two-day film and video festival and a weekend of artists sharing their creativity through demonstrations of traditional and contemporary arts.

Native exhibition

Opening reception: Saturday, July 1, 6-8 p.m.

Exhibition: July 1 through Aug. 5

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission free, donations encouraged

From traditional crafts to contemporary art and jewelry, this invitational and juried exhibition highlights the diversity of creativity among today's leading and emerging native artists.

Film/Video Festival

Friday, July 14, 7:30-10 p.m. and Saturday, July 15, afternoon screenings from 2-5 p.m.; evening screenings from 7-10:30 p.m. at Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff

Admission: Adults/$10 evening, $5 afternoon; Students: $6 evenings, $3 afternoon

View films and video by and about Native Americans. Films include environmental, political, and economical issues, as well as topics relating to more intimate views of Native American life.

A selection of shorts and youth-produced videos will be presented at the afternoon screening. See our website for a list of films and videos.

The Southwest Native American Film and Video Festival is presented with support from the Museum of Northern Arizona and Indigenous Action Media.

Artist demos

Native American Artists Demonstrations in Painting, Weaving, and more on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, with donations encouraged.

Touch, explore, and learn throughout a day of demonstrations as artisans share their knowledge and skills. Artists will have additional work for sale throughout the two days.

This program is presented by Flagstaff Cultural Partners. Serving as the region's Local Art & Science Agency, Flagstaff Cultural Partners' activities include management of the Coconino Center for the Arts, the re-granting of the City of Flagstaff Art & Science Fund, organizational development programs for nonprofit cultural organizations, numerous cultural exhibitions and enrichment programs for youth.

All events are held at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, except the Southwest Native American Film and Video Festival which will be held at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff.

Join in celebration and discovery. Call 928-779-2300 or visit our website at www.culturalpartners.org for more information.

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