In the Spirit - Native Arts Festival

July 16, 2007

Five artists with Evergreen connections featured in 'In the Spirit' Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival.

(Olympia, Wash.)  The Evergreen State College students Erin Genia (Sisseton Wahpeton), Peter Boome (Upper Skagit), Kayeri Akweks (Upper Mohawk) and Charlie Bloomfield (Pyramid Lake) are featured in the Native Art exhibit currently in the McClelland Gallery at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma. Evergreen graduate Bruce A. Cook, III (Haida) is also in the exhibit.

Artists were juried into the show, which is part of the upcoming "In the Spirit"Northwest Native Arts Market and Festival, scheduled to take place July 21-22 at the Washington State History Museum in downtown Tacoma. The festival features 30 Native art vendors, and performances by Native dancers and musicians in the Pacific Northwest. Visitors have the opportunity to view the exhibit and vote on "People’s Choice" award.  The winning artist will receive $1,000.

Evergreen students and graduates who are selling work include Andy Peterson, Peter Boome and Bobbie Bush.

The festival is open from 10 AM – 5 PM on Saturday and Noon to 5 PM on Sunday. The event is the 2nd annual festival co-sponsored by the Longhouse at The Evergreen State College and the Washington State History Museum.