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Travois First Fridays - featuring Kéyah (Land) by Dakota Mace (Diné (Navajo))

Art Show, Art Talk
6-8 p.m.: Exhibition open to the public 6:30 p.m.: Artist talk Travois supports American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities and tribes in achieving their vision for economic and community development. Over 23 years, Travois has secured $1.3 billion dollars for affordable housing, education, health services, water infrastructure, and climate adaptation in Indian Country. Art is a vibrant contributor to Native economies and a culture bearer for Native people. Travois is expanding our service area to highlight the strength and modern-day vitality of Native artists and to stimulate art purchases and commissions within one of the nation’s leading art scenes: Kansas City. Dakota Mace is a Diné (Navajo) artist from Albuquerque, NM. She received her MFA and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI and her BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. She is currently pursuing a second MFA in Textile Design in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. Her work focuses on translating the language of Diné weaving history as well as beliefs through different mediums and techniques. This serves as not only a different approach to cultural reclamation and preservation but also the importance of the meanings of the motifs used in her work. Mace feels that in order to understand a culture you must do so through design in order to understand the relationship to land and self. She continues to look to other cultures as forms of inspiration while teaching others about the importance of cultural appropriation in relation to Native American design. For Travois First Fridays, her exhibition will feature 15 of her works. Learn more on her website, Instagram, Flickr and 500px. Preregister and receive two drink tickets at the event (21+). All ages are welcome to attend the event. After 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, please register at the door upon your arrival.
First Fridays;Art;Crossroads
Event Info: (816) 994-8970
Ages: Preregister and receive two drink tickets at the event (21+). All ages are welcome to attend the event.
Price: Free
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 • Fri 11/2/18 at 6pm-8pm 

address  310 W 19th Terrace
 Kansas City, MO  64108
phone (816) 994-8970