October 3, 2006 Upcoming Exhibition

Heather and I will both be there

The Gallery at 17 Peck
17 Peck Street
Providence, RI 02903

On Exhibition:

[First Works Providence]
American Indian Dancers: Lakota and Eight Northern Pueblos
17 Peck and FirstWorksProv
Introduce the Kevin Locke Native Dance Ensemble
And Legendary Photographer
David Michael Kennedy

Join us for an evening of hospitality on October 19, 2006, from 5:00-10:00 p.m., as we welcome Kevin Locke and his Native Dance Ensemble. Overwhelmingly recognized as the most famous indigenous flute player of North America, Lakota dancer Kevin Locke will be appearing in our gallery as we celebrate the Providence premier of The Drum is the Thunder, The Flute is the Wind. The evening social will feature a full viewing of David Michael Kennedy’s landmark photography portfolio Dancers of the Eight Northern Pueblos, in addition to selections from his acclaimed Lakota Dancers portfolio.

Kevin Locke (Hunkpapa Lakota and Anishinabe) is known for performing amazingly complex and acrobatic Hoop Dances. Acknowledged as the pivotal force in the revival of Northern Plains flute music, Locke plays Lakota and Meskwaki songs. Through traditional song and dance, Locke and his troupe of American Indian performers present a picture of contemporary Native culture: living, vibrant, and glorious.

David Michael Kennedy remains a respected figure among his contemporaries, earning distinction within the fine art idiom. Often referenced among collectors world-wide, his palladium printed images recall the turn-of-the-century photography by Edward S. Curtis, and albumen prints by William Henry Jackson. Already a focal point of the finest private and museum collections, Kennedy’s images of the American Indian dancers evoke a sense of intimacy – movements frozen in-the-moment.

17 Peck Native Arts curator and educator K.M. Lingad (Isleta Pueblo) will also be attending the event to field questions regarding American Indian culture and history.

Press kits including hi-res images available upon request. Interviews and Photo Ops with the artists, or K.M. Lingad, may be requested by contacting the gallery at (401) 331-2561.

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