In Providence one night only
downtown Providence, rhode island, MAy 17, 2007, 5:00-9:00 p.m.: The East Coast’s biggest show featuring the top names in Native American art: Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo), Nocona J. Burgess and Quanah Parker Burgess (Comanche), and Penny Singer (Navajo) will be in Providence, Rhode Island – one night only!
· Stirring a buzz on the international art scene since first announced in Santa Fe last year, this will be an unprecedented opportunity for the New England community, superstar celebrities, and museum representatives, alike, to acquire collectible pottery, paintings, jewelry, and bronze sculptures directly from a select group of the most famous Native American artists from New Mexico.
· The large-scale social will also feature performances by American Indian dancers from Arizona.
Meet the Master: An Evening with Jody Naranjo
Make arrangements now to join us for an evening of hospitality when we welcome pottery sculptor Jody Naranjo for her East Coast Premiere at The Gallery at 17 Peck. Direct from her native Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, the legendary artist will unveil new works executed exclusively for our gallery on Thursday, May 17, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
· Announced last November in Santa Fe and Scottsdale, collectors of the Master Potter’s award-winning works have long anticipated this opportunity to acquire her museum-caliber, large-scale pots during her biggest gallery exhibition of 2007!
· · Gallery guests will have the unprecedented opportunity to witness Naranjo demonstrating her unparalleled pottery carving technique in the gallery during the evening.
· · East Coast Premiere of Paintings by Comanche artists Nocona J. Burgess and Quanah Parker Burgess: “The Burgess Boys”
Also making their Providence debut, the “Burgess Boys” (Comanche) will present new works on canvas painted exclusively for 17 Peck. You’ve seen their works. You know their name. Come see how the great-great grandsons of the last Comanche War Chief Quanah Parker have emerged distinctive voices among their contemporaries and peers, alike.
Native American Dance Performances
The evening social will also feature performances by world-renown American Indian dancers Shude Victors (Ponca Tribe) and his 8 year-old son, Ross (Ponca/Navajo). With a list of Championship titles several pages-long, Victors remains a significant figure in the Pow Wow arena.
The Buzz is true…Penny Singer will also make an appearance!
Those attending the large-scale event may “rub elbows” with Navajo Fashion Designer Penny Singer. At the forefront of the fashion scene, Singer is rumored to be scouting our gallery social for models to sign for her upcoming fashion shows in Santa Fe, Scottsdale, Los Angeles, and New York. Be a part of this groundbreaking show – One Night Only!
Photo ops and interviews with the artists may be scheduled by contacting Native Arts Director Ken Lingad (Isleta Pueblo). Media kits including detailed artist biographies and hi resolution images are available upon request.
Contact 17 Peck at (401) 331-2560 for information on free parking and transportation to the gallery during the opening night event. 17 Peck is open Monday-Friday, 10:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00-5:00 p.m.; and by appointment.