Sacramento State’s Art Department is joining artistic hands with La Raza Galeria Posada to host Native American artist HOCK E AYE VI – Edgar Heap of Birds – for a special exhibit and presentation.
The artist will lecture on “Being a Global Citizen and Sharing Native History and Art Across the World” and show visuals of his work at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, in Mariposa Hall Room 1000 at Sacramento State. A reception will follow from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Kadema Hall’s Witt Gallery. The event is free, but space is limited.
The presentation is sponsored by the Asian Art History Club.
The lecture coincides with a full exhibition of the artist’s prints, along with sculptures by Craig Martinez, at La Raza Galeria Posada, Feb. 12 – April 2. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and until 9 p.m. on Second Saturdays. It is located in Midtown Sacramento at 1022 22nd Street.
Edgar Heap of Birds, a member of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes, is a painter, sculptor and printmaker, and often uses text in his work to create ironic, social and political commentary. He has received many awards, including the Lewis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in 1989 and a National Endowment for the Arts award in 2001.
For more information on the exhibit, call (415) 846-3179. More information about the lecture is available at (916) 278-6166. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs Office at (916) 278-6156.