Downtown Center Exhibits Native American Artwork


Downtown Center Exhibits Native American Artwork
George Flett will show his artwork at the Downtwon Center from Jan. 13 – Feb. 17.
Flett works with acrylic, watercolor and assemblage pieces in the exhibit, titled ?Dance of Dawn.?

Prominent Native-American artist George Flett will showcase his work at the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Gallery from Jan. 13 through Feb. 17.

Flett is best known for his body of work inspired by the Prairie Chicken Dance. The traditional dance was nearly lost until Flett reintroduced it to new generations at his Spokane, Wash., reservation and through his artwork.

Flett works with acrylic, watercolor and assemblage pieces in the exhibit, titled “Dance of Dawn.”

An opening reception will be Saturday, Jan. 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with an artist talk scheduled at 7 p.m. and Prairie Chicken Dance demonstration at 7:30 p.m. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

Flett is a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts. He trained with legendary artist Fritz Scholder. He has exhibited at the Heard Museum, Washington State University, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Wyoming, Wheaton College and the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture.

His exhibit at Cal Poly Pomona was made possible through Charlene Teters, the Cal Poly Pomona Hugh O. La Bounty Chair of Interdisciplinary Applied Knowledge.

The university and the community work together to share the unique cultural heritage of Pomona at the Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center, located at 300 W. Second St. in Downtown Pomona's Arts Colony. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. from Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information visit: http://www.class.cpp.edu/downtowncenter/exhibits.htm