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Monday, September 1, 2014
Parks & Recreation: Powwow Tradition

What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition

The Clark County Museum is pleased to announce: What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition now being presented in the Heritage Gallery of the Anna Roberts Parks Exhibit Hall, through May 6, 2012.

An Evening Reception and Gallery Talk will be presented February 24, 6 – 8 PM. Powwow arts and crafts demonstrations will take place Saturday March 17, 10 AM – 2 PM. Powwow dance demonstrations will occur Saturday April 14, 10 AM – 2 PM.

The Clark County Museum presents What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition, on display through May 6, 2012 at the Clark County Museum.

This colorful exhibit, on loan from the Nevada Arts Council’s Nevada Touring Initiative, presents art and crafts that capture the vibrant spirit of the contemporary powwow, Nevada-style. Personal quotes from the artists reflect the deep spirituality, family values, sense of community, and honor prized by powwow artists and participants. The exhibit includes photos and stunning examples of powwow regalia, including a hand drum, rattle, beaded belt, bracelet, and moccasins, dance stick, and more.

The Nevada Arts Council’s Folklife Program worked with consultants from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Las Vegas Indian Center, and the Nevada Indian Commission to develop What Continues the Dream. The exhibition will tour the state for two years as part of the Nevada Touring Initiative. Partner organizations include the Nevada Indian Commission/Indian Territory, Pyramid Lake Museum, Stewart Indian School, Las Vegas Indian Center, and Nevada Humanities, with major funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The exhibit includes artwork by Native American artists Wayne A. Burke, Cassandra Leigh Darrough, and Gordon Gibson; documentary photography by Ronda Churchill, Lindsay Hebberd, and Bruce Rettig; and folk art objects created by Kenny Anderson, William Astor, Arlene Austin, Dean Barlese, John Bear, Lynnaya Comas, Cassandra Leigh Darrough, Deanna Domingo, Ryan Dunn, Rebecca Eagle, Adam Fortunate Eagle, Linda Johnson-Comas, Steven Mike, Bobbie Nordwall, Ken Paul, Burton Pete, Angie Quintana, Debra Reed, Michael Rojas, and Francine Tohannie.

This exhibit was organized by the Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs. What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program and is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature.

The Clark County Museum is a function of Clark County Parks and Recreation, which is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies.  The museum is a 30-acre site that features a modern exhibit hall with a timeline exhibit about southern Nevada from pre-historic to modern times and a collection of restored historic buildings that depict daily life from different decades in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Henderson, and Goldfield.

Tickets Available Online:   Tickets Available Online Link / Activity #:   Additional Notes: Entrance to the exhibit is included in the Museum General Admission: Adults $2; Children (Ages 3-17) and Seniors (Age 50+)$1.