July 15, 2024

OTTAWA – The Carnegie Culture Center’s acculture-(n)ation exhibit honors Native American Heritage Month, which is November, by highlighting the work of local Native American artist and artifacts. The exhibit officially opened Friday night and continues through the rest of the money. This inter-tribal exhibit represents tribal members and experiences leaving their homeland to seek an opportunity to acculturate through education at Haskell Indian Nations University, said Tonia Salvini, one of the exhibitors. Besides Salvini, artists are painter and sculptor Barry Coffin, Potawatomi and Creek tribes; photographers Hiram and Maggie Salvini, Paiute Tribe; who with Tonia Salvini have included their family’s artifacts in the exhibitand jewelry maker Don Nieto, of the Santo Domingo Pueblo Tribe. Tonia Salvini said the exhibits will show that there are striking differences in tribal art and how tribes conceive and use their art – which often have practical uses.
Monday, Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m.

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