October 5, 2001
Tribute to Native American Artists at CSUS
A tribute to the proud heritage of the
tribal nations of California, in conjunction with the 16th
annual Indian Conference and Gathering, takes place from Oct.
8 through Oct. 26 at California State University, Sacramento.
Wood and metal sculptures, drawings, paintings, lithographs
and various mixed media are all included in the free exhibit
of contemporary Native American artwork in the University
Union, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and
6 to 8 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The exhibit highlights the work of 9 artists. Included in
the exhibit will be the work of CSUS professor emeritus Frank
La Pena. An active poet, dancer and artist, La Pena was one
of 32 people from throughout the Western Hemisphere selected
by the Smithsonian Institution as advisors in the creation
of its new national museum dedicated to Native American art
and culture. One of Le Pena's powerful paintings was selected
as the poster image for the 16th annual Indian Conference
Another artist included in the exhibit is Rick Bartow. Bartow's
art has been shown throughout the country and was recently
included in part of an exhibition at the White House. Other
exhibiting artists include Harry Fonseca, Jean LaMarr, Judith
Lowry, Kathleen Smith, Brian Tripp, Frank Tuttle and Fritz
For more information call (916) 278-6744. Media assistance
is available by contacting the CSUS office of public affairs
at (916) 278-6156.
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