Monday, June 8, 2009

Indian Artists Wanted For Local Gallery Exhibit

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The TSETSE art gallery on State Street in New London is inviting people to participate in an upcoming exhibit titled "Cultural Diversity of Native Americans in Connecticut."

Tribal members and other Connecticut Indians are eligible to participate. The exhibit, which runs from June 19 through July 11, is designed to help "build the community's understanding toward Connecticut's Native American people."

The exhibit could offer a wide variety of artistic creations such as paintings, photography, walking sticks, quilts, pottery and baskets.

Music and dance performers are invited to participate during the opening Gala on Friday June 19th at 5:30 p.m. at 190 State Street in New London.

The deadline for artist applications is next Monday, June 13. There is no fee to participate and Tribal members will be able to sell their artwork at the gallery. The exhibit will still be going on during New London's popular Sailfest Festival.

The TSETSE Gallery is a non-profit organization that has been in operation since 1995. The gallery in New London has been open for about a year. The gallery's mission is to use art to "lift the voices of the unheard, provide a pathway to cultural understanding, and promote healing and peace of mind for those in need. Challenged children are at the heart of our programs."

The phone number for the TSETSE Gallery CT, located at 190 State St., New London, is 860-447-2447. Artists can also email the gallery at tsetse@tsetsegallery.org.