April 19th, 2012 / 7p-10p / Free Event
Art Exhibition, Fundraiser & Launch Event
Land of Tomorrow, Louisville KY
On April 19, the University of Kentucky Department of Art will host a fundraiser and launch for the NGA-UK Initiative at the Land of Tomorrow Gallery, 233 West Broadway in Louisville, KY. The event will take place from 7pm – 10pm and will feature the work of Theo Edmonds who is currently in UK’s MFA program. The fundraiser’s art exhibition and sale is entitled Nanabozho after a Native American trickster spirit and shape-shifter who takes the form of a rabbit when entering the human realm.
Nanabozho includes a large-scale installation and short performance exploring “outsider” positioning within the dominant cultural narratives. The politics of representation, Native American mythology, cabaret and unflinching street poetry flow together into a glittery ritual of release.
The 15 minute performance piece premiered at NYC’s Armory Show Week in March 2012 and the installation (which includes painting, sculpture, works on paper and various ephemera) will be publicly shown for the first time at the fundraiser event. View a promo for the performance piece by clicking here.
Select pieces will be for sale with ALL the proceeds going to the NGA-UK. Visit Land of Tomorrow’s website by clicking here.
Event is FREE but does require you to PRINT & PRESENT your invitation. Click here to get your invitation!