Annual Appeal Donor Reception
July 24, 2015 - Cherie Rogers
Donors who gave to the Museum’s Spirit Hawk Eye annual appeal joined performers and staff members for a special “thank you” reception on the Terrace recently.
The Museum’s Director, Richard Wendorf, thanked donors for their generosity and said that they had made it possible to stage the Museum’s first season of contemporary Native American Culture.
The season featured performances, story-telling, workshops, and talks. Native Americans who participated included Sarita McGowan from the Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Alan Salazar from the Chumash Tribe of California, and Comanche artist Nocona Burgess. All three were on hand to meet donors at the reception.
The three performers, along with other Native Americans, appear in the Museum’s current Spirit Hawk Eye exhibition of contemporary photographs taken by Bath-based photographer Heidi Laughton.
At the end of the reception, donors were invited to view the Spirit Hawk Eye exhibition.
Chumash story teller Alan Salazar thanked the Museum and its donors for their support.
The Museum will be launching its 2015 annual appeal shortly.
Spirit Hawk Eye: A Celebration of American Native Culture
Celebrating contemporary Native American culture, ‘Spirit Hawk Eye’ is a series of portraits by photographer Heidi Laughton that highlight the present-day customs of the Native peoples of California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
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