will host a final installment of theNative + You (NU)
series this Friday with an evening to "meet artists, enjoy dining and cocktails, and see new work" in theBerlin Gallery.
The event will also include a panel of young Native American artists Dustinn Craig, Dallin Maybee, and Melissa Cody that will be moderated by appraiser Christy Vezolles.
"I think the panel will allow us to relate a little bit more about who we are and where our inspiration comes from," says Maybee, who began creating art at a young age and has won awards for his children books and clothing, "I think the panel is a great way for the community to simply connect with the artists in a way that makes us a bit more accessible than usual."
The NU series was designed to counter the stereotype of Native culture being "in the past and behind the glass," according to event program co-director Jaclyn Roessel. NU works to bring young Native artists and their experimental works and media into the spotlight.
"I suppose I would hope that the attendees learn a little about who we are as artists and as native peoples," says Maybee.
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In addition to Maybee, Craig, and Cody's art panel, artists Sarah Sense, Frank Buffalo Hyde and Benjamin Harjo, Jr. will also be showing pieces in the Berlin Gallery; Hyde and Harjo, Jr. will be in attendance, ready to talk art.
Heard Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Avenue. NU starts at 6 p.m., and the discussion panel is from 7:30 to 9 p.m.. Admission is free. For more information, check out the event invitation.
Event starts at 6 p.m., discussion panel is from 7:30 to 9 p.m.