Cyrano’s ArtSpace Gallery Proudly Presents
INTRODUCING: Alaska Native PLACE The Premier Group Exhibition by Artists of Alaska Native PLACE. Friday, December 7, 2018 thru Friday, December 28, 2018.
First Friday Opening Reception, December 7 from 5-7pm Cyrano’s ArtSpace Gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5pm.
Alaska Native PLACE stands for Providing Living Artists Creative Environments. The group holds monthly gatherings for all Alaska Native artists. The artists can be student or seasoned professional, working full-time or in their spare time.
The gatherings are Indigenous-lead, asking artists what they need to enrich their continual artistic practice. The group also acknowledges the cultural lives of its members and holds its gatherings in winter, so as not to interfere or compete with important subsistence activities.
Alaska Native PLACE is about getting to know one other, sharing information, showing off one’s latest work, finding inspiration, hearing about market and exhibition opportunities, learning and having fun.
The group is growing and building community among Alaska Native artists living in Anchorage. There is also a statewide social media group that includes hundreds of artists. The artists included in this exhibition are part of a growing group that began to gather in Anchorage in March of 2017.
This group exhibition is the premier group exhibition by artists of Alaska Native PLACE.
A special thank you to supporters, the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska Native Heritage Center and most recently The CIRI Foundation provided funding for 4 sewing workshops, professional development opportunities during the statewide Alaska Federation of Natives conference, and a conversation about creating social change through your art.
Cyrano's ArtSpace Gallery also extends a special thank you to co-organizers of this exhibit, Angela Demma, Melissa Shaginoff and Sonya Kelliher-Combs.