Thursday, September 7, 2000
In its 12th year, the Lawrence Indian Arts Show is the largest show of American Indian art in the Midwest. The show features artistic creations by approximately 170 artists creating work ranging from jewelry to paintings and from drums to pottery.
This year's show, which runs Saturday through Oct. 22, kicks off with a benefit opening, awards ceremony and preview of the juried arts competition on Friday at Kansas University's Museum of Anthropology.
The juried show of contemporary and traditional two- and three-dimensional works created by as many as 100 artists opens to the public Saturday. All works in the juried show are for sale.
An outdoor Indian Art Market will be held Saturday and Sunday at Haskell Indian Nations University.
More than 165 American Indian artists from across the United States will be in Lawrence to display and sell their artwork from booths in an outdoor setting.
Other events opening Friday include an exhibit of recent works by contemporary Navajo Indian painter Anthony Emerson at the Lawrence Arts Center. Emerson also will be in Lawrence for a one-week residence working with children at the arts center and in public schools.
An exhibit of three-dimensional works in traditional media by contemporary American Indian artists from private collections and two galleries will be on exhibit at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art.
The Lawrence Indian Arts Show is a cooperative venture involving the Museum of Anthropology, Haskell Indian Nations University and the Lawrence Arts Center.