Reception to Open ‘Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art’ Exhibit

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Nov. 3, 2008 – A reception to open the exhibit “Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art” is scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum.

The public is invited.

The exhibition features the works of Steven Deo (Creek/Euchee), Tom Jones (Ho Chunk), Larry McNeil (Tlingit/Nisgaa), Ryan Lee Smith (Cherokee), Star Wallowing Bull (Chippewa/Arapaho) and Marie Watt (Seneca). These artists were selected because they engage in contemporary art rather than what is traditionally considered “Native American art.”

The exhibition is comprised of two prints by each artist and approximately eight pieces of each artist’s work in other media.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The museum is located in the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, 518 South Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau. Regular museum hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends.

For more information, contact the museum at museum@semo.edu or(573) 651-2260.