Free Days at The F.A.C are “Quick to See”!

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Free Days at The F.A.C are “Quick to See”!

Avery Ritch, Staff Writer

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For those of you who don’t know about the Fine Arts Center’s free events, this may entice you to check it out! CC just finished up their Cornerstone Art Week, and at one event on January 31st at 7 p.m. at CC’s Cornerstone Art Center, the Native American Activist and Artist Jaune “Quick-to-See” Smith held a Survey of Contemporary Native Art. Her work, mostly abstract and cultural paintings, was displayed at the Fine Arts Center in February and since then has become one of the most memorable artist exhibits I’ve seen! In the survey, Smith reflected upon her childhood growing up on a reservation, the unfair treatment from the government, her affinity towards art, as well as some Native American history. Her work often conveys the injustice and stereotypes that Native Americans face by the government, media, and news.  She discussed Native American influences, and some up and coming artists, young and old, who have had an impact on Cultural Art. She also talked about some of the traditions that her tribe holds dear such as the ghost dance and green corn festivals. The touching event has a powerful message and was a teachable moment for the crowd.

On that note, it’s always good to get out there and explore new things, especially if you’re easily bored (I know I am). Keeping the mind active is just as important as keeping the body going! Art is a universal language, and it’s everything. Think about it. Regular old table? Art. Chair? Art. Pencil? Art. There’s no escaping it, so why not look at some prettier things? Free days at the Fine Arts Center are the second Saturday and third Friday of each month.

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