National Museum of the American
Indian Announces Eight
Recipients of the Visual and
Expressive Arts Program
Condensed by Native Village
Smithsonian’s National Museum of
the American Indian named the eight recipients of the 2010
Visual and Expressive Arts
Program. The award supports arts activities
that increase knowledge, understanding and
appreciation of today's Native American arts.
The museum received 38
applications requesting a total
of nearly $500,000. The award
recipients were selected by a
panel of museum staff and
“Pieces of Home”
concept of "home."
It features mixed
The artists are:
Sarah Sense (
Maria Hupfield (
Kade Twist (
Jason Lujan (
Chiricahua Apache )
Kimowan McLain (
Cree ), Nicholas
Galanin (Cherokee )
Wasn’t the Dream of
Supports the creation of a site installation
The exhibit is on
behalf of the
who are the original
stewards of this
Kade Twist ( Cherokee )
Steven Yazzie ( Laguna/Navajo )
Chacon ( Navajo ), Nathan Young
This art reflects
The artists are:
Anita Fields ( Osage
Teri Greeves ( Kiowa
Pat Courtney Gold (
Margaret Wood (
of Arts and Design
in New York City
The series honors
Native heritage of
the visual arts as
part of everyday
life, yet challenges
100-150 new works by
Cherokee National Theatre
Rebecca Hobbs (
Cherokee ) and Roy
Hamilton (Cherokee )
will collaborate on
14 original songs
and music to
accompany a musical
"Nanyehi." Nanyehi is the
true story of
Woman, Nancy Ward.
Ward became a
Warrior Woman and a Cherokee
leader in the 18th
New York City
Funding will help co-produce
"The Return of the Condor,"
the life and legacy of
Manuel Quintin Lame, Lame was an
indigenous Colombian rebel from
the early 20th century. Coopdanza
and Cristina Cortes
will produce an
performance art and
Makuakane and Puakea Nogelmeiera
will begin a new
dance theater work
and songs in the Hawaiian language. Kapalakiko will
celebrate the historical connection
between Hawai’i and the city.
Dancing Earth Creations
Fe, N.M., w
Funds will help develop a
improvisation for its large-scale
work, Of Bodies Of Elements.
“Invokation” will balance performance
practices with the ritual
Native dance. Dancer/choreographer Rulan
Tangen will work with indigenous
the museum’s website at
this summer for information
about next year’s awards.
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