Friday, Oct. 5 featuring “Remedy/Reconcile/Rebuild” by Luanne Redeye (Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan)
6-8 p.m.: Exhibition open to the public
6:30 p.m.: Artist talk
Travois supports American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities and tribes in achieving their vision for economic and community development. Over 23 years, Travois has secured $1.3 billion dollars for affordable housing, education, health services, water infrastructure, and climate adaptation in Indian Country.
Art is a vibrant contributor to Native economies and a culture bearer for Native people. Travois is expanding our service area to highlight the strength and modern-day vitality of Native artists and to stimulate art purchases and commissions within one of the nation’s leading art scenes: Kansas City.
Born in Jamestown, N.Y., Luanne Redeye grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York. In her artist statement, Redeye said this is where she draws inspiration incorporating community and family members into her paintings, giving her works a strong personal and emotional component. Redeye currently lives in Albuquerque, N.M. An enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan, she studied at the University of New Mexico, receiving her MFA in 2011.
She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and has been the recipient of various awards including most recently the Barbara and Eric Dobkin Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, N.M.
She said she “uses painting as a way to see others. Working primarily in oil, [I] depict the relationship between perception and experience of Native identity through genre scenes, designs and portraits.” For Travois First Fridays, Redeye’s exhibition will feature 10 works, to include paintings and beadwork frames. Learn more on her website and Instagram.
Preregister and receive two drink tickets at the event (21+). All ages are welcome to attend the event.
After 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, please register at the door upon your arrival.
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