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Mentors, mentees co-produce exhibit at Heard

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Posted at 3:26 PM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 17:26:32-05

Seven young tribal artists have teamed up with their elders to co-produce art work for a special exhibit at the Heard Museum.

Confluence: Inter-generational Collaborations opens Saturday, Feb 6 at the Heard Museum.

During First Friday, the museum will offer a special sneak-preview starting at 8 p.m.

Confluence is the merging of many artistic voices, exploring what it means to be young leaders and culture bearers in Indian Country today,” said curator Jaclyn Roessel in a prepared statement.

“The need for exchange between generations is critical. The collective understanding of ‘what is an elder’ is another changing perspective. Generations are prioritizing the necessity to convene and collaborate with many age groups, to benefit cultural gain and to address issues facing their communities and people using fresh and relevant practices.”

For the last three months, seven young artists--Dominic Burke, Sarah Chiago, Ashlee Craig, Avery Lomayestewa, Shenoa Moeckel, Leslie Sampson, Shaandiin Yazzie--from Maricopa Country were paired with seven establish artists to work on this project.

It features artworks in textile, film, metalsmithing, painting and fashiong design.

The exhibit opens on Feb. 6 until April 17.

IF YOU GO:
Confluence: Inter-generational Collaborations
Where: Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Avenue
View website for hours and admission costs.