Atkuade: A Contemporary Catawba Art Gathering
August 20, 2023
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Atkuade means “gather” in the Catawba language. Swing by the museum for a Sunday afternoon celebrating Indigenous arts and the intersection of modern and traditional. Inspired by featured exhibition Resurgence and Renaissance: Art of the Catawba Nation Since 1973 and in collaboration with Catawba citizens, the CMA welcomes artists of various forms and mediums to share their talents and stories with museum visitors.
At 1:30 p.m. join performance artist and lecturer DeLesslin "Roo" George-Warren for a tour of Resurgence and Renaissance. At 2:30 p.m. or 4:15 p.m., take in a series of short films considered the first films created solely by Catawba citizens. Covered topics include art pieces in the exhibition as well as politics, education, and women in the Catawba community. At 3:00 p.m. sit in on a panel discussion with Catawba artists — potter Caroleen Sanders, Roo George-Warren, and visual artist Alex Osborn — each of whom participates in blending modernity with traditional Catawba arts and stories. Moderated by CMA Director of Art & Learning Jackie Adams. Q&A to follow. Immediately following the panel, take another opportunity to view the series of short films, or join Alex Osborn and Jackie Adams in the galleries for a special tour of Resurgence and Renaissance.
Throughout the afternoon, view artist and maker demonstrations and shop a pop-up market on Boyd Plaza featuring Indigenous artists and makers. Food and drink available for purchase from Catawba owned-and-operated Smokin’ Butts food truck. Event is free. Gallery entry is free with membership or admission.
Market presented in partnership with the Native American Studies Center of USC Lancaster. This program is funded in part by SC Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.