|Artist and educator Charlene Teters curated the group exhibit, “Miner's Canary,” at the Downtown Center.|
Native American experiences and issues will be the subject of the next Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center art exhibit, “Miner's Canary,” scheduled Jan. 14 through Feb. 25.
Opening receptions with the artists will be 6-9 p.m. on Jan. 14 and Feb. 11 in conjuction with the Pomona Arts Colony's Second Saturday Family Day. Both the reception and exhibit are free and open to the public to enjoy.
The Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center is located at 300 W. Second St. in the Pomona Arts Colony. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., and noon to 9 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.
Artist and educator Charlene Teters curated the group exhibit at the Downtown Center. Teters is presently the university's Hugh O. La Bounty Endowed Chair of Interdisciplinary Applied Knowledge. The exhibit will feature work by Teters as well as the following Native American artists: Norman Akers, Keri Ataumbi, Dorothy Grandbois, Edgar Heap of Birds and C. Maxx Stevens.
“Miner's Canary” features paintings, installations, photography and graphics. Many pieces deal with contemporary Native American issues. This group of artists have exhibited a similar show at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, N.M. There will be other events in conjunction with the “Miner's Canary” exhibit, such as a panel discussion on Jan. 17 with some of the artists, and showings of the documentary Amoxtli San Ce Tojuan: We Are One by Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzales. Teters will moderate the panel discussion, “Human Resources, Human Exploitation,” from 2-4 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Minor Room.
For more information, contact Cybele Garcia at (909) 469-0080.