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The Native American traveling exhibit, "Head, Heart and Hands: Native American Craft Traditions in a Contemporary World," has recently gained national attention; the exhibit was profiled in The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 4, 1998.
The exhibit -- which started in the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation Gallery, Louisville, Ky. -- consists of 59 objects by 28 artists. Items include jewelry, glass, textiles and metals. Kentucky Art and Craft Curator Brion Clinkingbeard says the pieces represent a "snapshot of some of the most exciting things happening today" in Native American art.
"We made a very conscious search for highly skilled people who embrace their traditions, but who also work, live and create art in the context of the 20th century," continues Clinkingbeard.
The exhibit will take place at the Ohio Craft Museum in Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 22- Jan. 24, 1999. It will later travel to Yakima, Wash., and the American Craft Museum in New York.
Kirsten Coughlin is editorial assistant of The Crafts Report.
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