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Free Seminar: ARTISTIC TRADITIONS OF AMERICA’S FIRST PEOPLE
May 27, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Time: 6:30 to 8 PM
Place: Turner Center – Pizer Studio
Native Americans migrated to the Southeastern United States about 14,000 years ago. Over time they developed a remarkable artistic tradition and reached a level of aesthetic quality that rivals any r culture in the world. Using wood, clay, shell, stone, fiber, and other materials easily found in their environment, they crafted both utilitarian and ceremonial works of art. Many of the techniques they used are still being used by contemporary artists.
A power point presentation will give an overview of native traditions with a focus on pottery. The Turner Center’s Artist-in-Residence, Marty Haythorn, will discuss the role of the artist in the life of indigenous peoples as well as the role of the archaeo-artist in understanding the people and their artistic traditions. Artifacts and pottery reproductions will be used to augment the presentation.
Location: The Turner Center’s Ceramics Studio – Hudson Building: 104 Webster St., Valdosta, GA 31601
Click here for Marty Haythorn’s Bio