Native Arts Celebration
Featuring the Redhawk Native American Arts Council
In this family-friendly event taking place in conjunction with Tepkik, an installation by artist Jordan Bennett, the Redhawk Native American Arts Council will present an afternoon of activities including jewelry-making, Indigenous dance performances, traditional storytelling with Tchin, and more.
Fri, Sept, 6
12-2pm: Art & jewelry-making
Sat, Sept. 7
10am-2pm: Art & jewelry-making
10-10:45am: Traditional storytelling with Tchin
11-11:50am: Dance Performance
12-12:45pm: Traditional storytelling with Tchin
1-1:50pm: Dance Performance
The Redhawk Native American Arts Council is a not for profit organization founded and maintained by Native American artists and educators residing in the New York City area. Since 1994, the Council is dedicated to educating the general public about Native American heritage through song, dance, theater, works of art and other cultural forms of expression. The council represents artists from North, South, Central American, Caribbean and Polynesian Indigenous cultures. The arts council also hosts festivals, workshops, theater presentations and educational programs, addressing stereotypes and fostering an awareness of Native cultures from a historical standpoint, with a focus on contemporary cultural practices.
Since 1993, the Redhawk Native American Arts Council’s performing artists have been sharing Native American dance, music, art and history with audiences around the world. Their programs entertain, educate and foster a positive image of our nation’s first culture. Redhawk’s dance troupe members are not just performers but Native American artists and educators, who have spent their lives learning cultural traditions and history from family members and tribal elders.
Tchin (storyteller; pronounced 'chin) is a nationally known, multi-award winning, multitalented Blackfoot/Narragansett artist. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia and lived in rural Virginia and Rhode Island where he received his early schooling. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He is an accomplished metalsmith, author, flutemaker, educator, lecturer, folklorist, musician, entertainer and clothes maker; and a great father to his four beautiful daughters.
There will also be a Lunchtime Art Activity taking place on September 6 with the Redhawk Native American Arts Council.