Summer show opens
at UNCP's Native American Resource Center
Canyon Ruse" by James Locklear Brooks
American Resource Center (NARC) presents its annual Summer Art Show-and-Sale.
The exhibit officially opens each year at Lumbee Homecoming and lasts
through Indian Heritage Week. The Summer Show-and-Sale regularly features
works of art in various media.
The exhibit consists
of works by some well-known Native American artists as well as some
relatively newer talents. Accomplished artist Gloria Lowery has produced
a new series of paintings, which provides a gentle and beautiful glimpse
among the trees on campus.
artist featured in the show is Alceon Jones, whose amazing patterns
and colors dazzle the eye.
"I am particularly
impressed by her mixed media works "Seven" and "Life
I," said NARC Director/Curator Stan Knick. "The pure and almost
inexpressible beauty of these two pieces has to be seen to be believed."
Berry's Hideout" by James Locklear Brooks
There are also works
by the very talented Oxendines, Herman and Loretta.
continues to re-capture the spirit of the ancestors in his traditional
pottery styles (I especially like his cattail pots and "Ancestor's
Pot") and check out 'Trumpet Vine Gourd," Dr. Knick said.
" Miss Loretta is carrying on the legacy of pine needle basket
making, and this year offers a delightful set of coasters made in the
Other familiar artists
whose fine works grace this show include: Hatty Miller (acrylics: "Church,
Nature"); Phyllis Lowery (ceramics); Mary Jacobs Bell (basketry);
Hubert Sampson (woodcarving); Brenda Finnicum (textiles); Clyde Jacobs,
whose paintings and drawings are amazing, especially "Old Farmstead";
James Locklear (his oil painting "Thinking About Home" is
a very different and "sensitive view" of Lumbee hero Henry
Berry Lowrie); James Locklear-Brooks (watercolor).
1" by Alceon Jones
There are also some
relatively newer talents displayed in this exhibit.
Richardson's stone carvings are a pleasant new addition, as are the
abstract paintings of Shawn Jacobs," Dr. Knick said. "Christopher
Kennedy's paintings and drawings, which were so popular in his recent
one-man show, 'Evolving Genesis,' add yet another delightful layer to
this diverse and wonderful collection."
There are also two
poets whose works are represented in the show. Julia Lowry Russell has
two very fine short works, "I Am That Spark" and "Pleats."
Here is an excerpt:
"Imprisoned in pleated time, / Again and again we recreate / The
journey toward self. / War yearns for peace; Warrior rescues maiden;
A knight's quest...".
by Mary J. Bell.
From left: market, egg and Jeremiah
fine talent is also represented by two short poems, "Checkout Line"
and "Old Chief Who" Here is an excerpt: "Old chief /
sits slap-kneed / on cement porch / with a toothless grin / one could
mistake / for a toss-a-coin / in the hole / for five cent game / at
a county fair. / Sells photographs / to parents' / whose kids / want
to purchase / European-made / headdresses and / tomahawks and / pretend
they are / an Indian
"Taken as a
whole these artists illustrate the enormous talent which exists in the
Native American community, and which finds expression in various media,"
Dr. Knick said. "As is customary for our Summer Show-and-Sale,
there is something for everybody - traditional and modern, realistic
and abstract, serious and humorous. Thanks to all the artists who participated
this year for making it another great show!"
For more information,
contact the Native American Resource Center
at 910.521.6282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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