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Issue 2.2 | Apr/May/Jun 1999

Contents

Druids and Hobbyists |by David Martine

"A few nights ago I watched a television show that highlighted the story of a woman in New England who is a Druid Priestess. She is one of the most prominent persons claiming such status in the United States. Her story exemplifies the principle that emulation is not always the best form of flattery. This woman, who I think is an Irish-American, even as a little girl, highly intuitive about the spiritual forces in the earth. She had an affinity for nature. She wanted to learn how to attune her spiritual facilities to nature in a way that was not her known tradition or teaching from her family, whose background she hadn't really investigated"...click here for more...

Native American Writer's Circle | by Amy Tallchief

A group of Native writers have been meeting and giving voice to their spirits for over a year. The Native American Writer’s Circle meets every two weeks on Thursday evenings at 7:00p.m. at the American Indian Community House, New York, NY. The writer’s group includes Norman Fillmore (Washoe/Paiute); Barbara Snyder, pen name: Morning Dawn (Washoe/Paiute); Elvira Colorado (Chichimec-Otomi); Hortensia Colorado (Chichimec-Otomi); Dean Hutchins (Cherokee); Candice Tarpley (Blackfoot/Tsalagi); and Pena Bonita (Mescalero Apache)...click here here for more...

Lloyd Oxendine: New York Artist |by Steve Elm

Born in North Carolina, Lumbee artist Lloyd Oxendine is widely acknowledged in the art world for introducing Contemporary Native American Art to New York City. He opened the first art gallery devoted exclusively to Contemporary Native Art in the City, the American Art Gallery in Soho in 1971. From 1985 - 1993 he was curator of the American Indian Community House Gallery; has been a guest curator in such venues as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and Cooper Union, amongst others. Lloyd has acted as a consultant to such arts institutes as The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, The Institute of American Indian Arts. He has been published in Art in America. He teaches Contemporary Native American Art as Adjunct Professor of Humanities at Cooper Union, and...he still had time to shoot the breeze with me on a cold February afternoon... click here for more...

Funding Opportunities

Find out the latest on residencies, festivals, markets, fellowships, prizes, internships, classes, rehearsal spaces and much more ...click here for more...

 
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