College of New Rochelle’s Castle Gallery
Opens 26th Season with “50 Years of Powwow”
Native American Arts Council to perform at Opening Reception
NEW ROCHELLE, NY,
September 1, 2006 -- To mark the launch of its 26th season as a leading
cultural resource in the metropolitan New York area, the Castle Gallery
at The College of New Rochelle (CNR) will host 50 Years of Powwow. The
exhibit will be on display from September 10 through November 22, 2006,
in honor of National American Indian Heritage Month. This exhibit is
appropriate for children of all ages. At the opening reception,
scheduled for Sunday, September 24, 2006, 2–4 pm, The Redhawk Native
American Arts Council will present traditional music and dance at the
College Main Campus. The reception and exhibit are free and open
to the public.
This exhibition was originally conceived and organized by the American
Indian Center of Chicago and developed by The Field Museum (Chicago,
IL) where it was first exhibited in 2003-2004. Now offered as a
traveling exhibit, the Castle Gallery will be the first venue on the
Powwow has long been a vital part of the Native American community,
providing an opportunity to celebrate Native culture and pass on
important traditions. This exhibition, organized around five main
themes -- The Drum, The Grand Entry, Male Dancers, Female Dancers, and
Community -- features 50 beautiful color and black and white
photographs that portray the history of Native American powwow.
Lively photographs depict the cultural exchange of powwow through
dancing, singing, visiting, and building relationships.
For the site-specific portion of 50
Years of Powwow, the Castle Gallery has procured and will
exhibit selected works by contemporary Native American Indian Artists,
such as Maria Hupfield, Barry Ace, Becky Olvera Schultz, Jeffrey
Gibson, Diane Schenandoah and Wayne Waterman, Bently Spang and Bert
Benally. The Gallery’s goal with this exhibition is to broaden
awareness about the history and significance of Native American culture
and stimulate interest in the exhibition by appealing to a wider
audience within the College and surrounding community.
Castle Gallery is located at CNR’s Main Campus at 29 Castle Place in
New Rochelle, NY 10805. Castle Gallery Hours: Tues & Wed,
10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Thurs & Fri, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and
Sunday, 12 noon to 4:00 pm. The gallery is closed Mondays and
major national holidays. Images available upon request. For
additional information and directions, call (914) 654-5423 or click here .
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The first Catholic
college for women in
State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline
Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and
schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for
learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The
campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles
of New York City. The
College maintains five other campus locations in New York City. Visit
the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.
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