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Native Visions


  • Southern Shore Art Association 724 Franklin Street Michigan City, IN, 46360 United States (map)

For the fourth year, SSAA is hosting an exhibition of arts and crafts produced by the Native American Circle at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City, curated by Karl and Kathy Dennis.  Native American inmates with many different tribal affiliations, meet weekly to study and are taught that we are related to all living things, to respect themselves, their families, their friends, their community, and all of creation. They also study Native American thoughts, philosophy and spirituality and how it relates to the intellectual, physical, emotional, and spiritual.  

On view will be paintings and Native American jewelry and crafts, all handmade one-of-a-kind items.  Proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be split between two organizations: Camp New Happenings, which is run by the Episcopal Diocese in Northern Indiana (the camp provides a week-long camping experience for boys and girls ages 8 – 11 who have a parent or parents who are incarcerated); and the Potawatomi Trail of Death Association, whose purpose is to collect, preserve, research and interpret the history and heritage of the Potawatomi 1838 Trail of Death March from Indiana to Kansas.  

During this First Friday’s free Opening Reception, one of the world's preeminent Native American flute instructors, John Sarantos will be playing. John has facilitated contemporary Native American flute workshops from coast-to-coast for over 20 years, at New York City's prestigious Open Center, at national cultural gatherings and intimate flute circles.

Earlier Event: April 5
BESS Art Exposure
Later Event: April 6
Adventures in Glass