Clearly Indigenous Exhibition Preview Party
June 10, 2023 | 5:30pm
$175 for Murdock Members at the Ambassador level & above
Wichita Art Museum
About this Event
5:30 pm | Exhibition preview and cocktails
6 pm | Talk with Artist Dan Friday (Lummi)
6:30 pm | Hand Drum Welcome Song
7 pm | Inspired First American Cuisine dinner with Visiting Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Potawatomi)
This groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind exhibition celebrates Native artists working in a dynamic medium. Powerful, majestic, and stirring, the show features 115 works of art by 29 Native American artists and four Pacific Rim artists, including Wichita favorite Preston Singletary (Tlingit). It also includes work by legendary glass art innovator Dale Chihuly, who worked with artist and educator Lloyd Kiva New (Cherokee) to set up the first hot shop at the Institute of American Indian Arts in 1974.
The exhibition includes artists who were the first Native Americans known to blow glass and create glass art, including Larry Avakana (Inupiaq), Carl Ponca (Osage), and Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo). It also features the second generation of Native glass artists, such as Dan Friday (Lummi), and others who have established careers in other media but have also designed glass.
Our Guest Artist
Artist Dan Friday
Daniel Joseph Friday is a Native of the Lummi Nation and a lifelong resident of Washington State’s Puget Sound region. Drawing from cultural themes and using modern processes, Friday’s work is contemporary in format while maintaining basic Native American qualities. Dan has spent the past two decades working with artists such as Dale Chihuly, Paul Marioni, and Preston Singletary.
Our Guest Chef
Visiting Chef Loretta Barrett Oden (Potawatomi)
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Loretta (Potawatomi) learned to cook and garden as a child by watching the women of her family. In the 1990s, she and her son, Clay Oden, opened the Corn Dance Cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since then, she has appeared on many TV shows, including the Food Network, Create TV, The Today Show, Good Morning! America, and in numerous print publications.
GRILLED SUMMER SQUASH SALAD
with 21st century beans and corn
juniper-braised bison ragout over potato yucca mash and summer vegetables
juniper-braised wild mushroom ragout over potato yucca mash and summer vegetables
BLUE CORN STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
with dark chocolate and prickly pear margarita