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Reawakening the Great Basin

July 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Reawakening the Great Basin: A Native American Arts and Culture Gathering

The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony comes together with the Nevada Museum of Art at Hands ON! on Second Saturday to celebrate Native American art, culture, community, and tradition. During this FREE Artown event, the public is invited to meet several established and emerging Native American visual artists from across the region, who will be selling their traditional and contemporary creations, and sharing their knowledge. Numerous performing artists will demonstrate a variety of traditional dances, including Grindstone Patwin Dancers, traditional Bird Singers from Pala Band of Mission Indians, Owens Valley Paiute War Dancers, the RSIC Pow Wow Club, Eagle Wing Pageant Dancers and more. The gathering also features basket weaving, creation of Tule duck decoys, hand game demonstrations, Native American puppet show, Indian tacos, Native American Royalty, hands-on art projects, gallery talks, and storytelling. Bring the whole family to learn, listen, shop, participate, and celebrate during this very special community day.

10:30 am | Opening Ceremony featuring RSIC Pow Wow Club with drumming by The Mankillers and Young Chief
11:30 am | Owens Valley Paiute War Dancers
11:30 am | RSIC Language and Culture Youth Storytellers share Great Basin Creation Stories
12:30 pm | Hoop Dance by Sage Romero
12:30 pm | Grindstone Patwin Dancers
1:30 pm | RSIC Eagle Wing Pageant Dance Group
2:30 pm | Hoop Dance by Sage Romero

10 am – 5 pm | Toi Ticutta Traditional Paiute Tule Duck Decoy Demonstrations with Joey Allen
10 am – 5 pm | Demonstrations by the Great Basin Native Basket Weavers
10 am – 5 pm | Hands-on project for Kids – Pictographs on Slate inspired by the Great Basin Tribes with Visiting Artist, Sara Paschall, Pyramid Lake Paiute

11 am and 2 pm | Gallery Talk with artist, Jack Malotte and Museum curator, Ann Wolfe
12 and 3 pm | Gallery Talk on the Eagle Dance

Basin to Bay Designs | Beaded Items, Pillows and Blankets by Ramona Darrough and Linda Jones | Beaded Pins and Ribbon Shirts by Charlotte Frye | Artwork by Melissa Melero | Artwork by Steve Nighthawk | Great Basin Baskets by Frances Shaw and Tammie Henry | Beadwork and Sewn Materials by Sandra Talamcon | Val and Trish’s Beadwork | Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum


July 14, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Nevada Museum of Art
160 W. Liberty Street
Reno, NV 89501 United States
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