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Protect the Sacred: Native artists for Standing Rock

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Spaceworks Gallery, 950 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
Dec. 31 through Feb. 16
Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Opening Reception: Third Thursday, Jan. 19, 6-9 p.m.
Blessing by Puyallup Tribal Culture Director Connie McCloud at 7 p.m., and poetry by Sara Marie Ortiz, Nahaan, and Erin Tail. Nahaan will also be giving tattoos in the gallery; pre-schedule an appointment with him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
Proceeds go to Water Protectors at Standing Rock
Exhibition curated by Asia Tail (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)

“Protect the Sacred” gives voice to the diverse Urban Indian community of this region. As Native artists, we reject externally constructed expectations for people of color, who are often confined by the recognition of their ethnicity in the mainstream art world. This exhibition empowers Indigenous artists to represent themselves, whether in traditional or contemporary contexts. Through our work, we hope to showcase the complexity of our cultures and identities, and broaden perceptions of Native American art.
In the aftermath of the election, Native peoples everywhere need your support more than ever. Help us protect our sacred water, our human rights, and our sovereignty for future generations. Proceeds from this exhibition will go to water protectors resisting the DAPL at Standing Rock. The gallery will also serve as a drop-off location for donations during the run of the show (a list of requested supplies can be found here: sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/).

Artists:
Natasha Alphonse
Peter Boome
Bradley Castillo
Anthony Duenas
Alano Edzerza
Ka’ila Farrell-Smith
Ryan Feddersen
Yatika Starr Fields
Noel Franklin
Erin Genia
Samuel Genia
Raven Juarez
Linley Logan
Nahaan
Marvin Oliver
Shaun Peterson
Cheyenne Randall
Fox Anthony Spears
Jeffrey Veregge
Haley Waddington

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