Creative Horizons: Native American Children’s Art at Tohono Chul Park

Thursday, June 10 at 9 am (PT)

Creative Horizons: Native American Children’s Art is an exhibit of artwork by children from kindergarten to high school borrowed from the collection of the Native Education Alliance.

Traditional and contemporary work by Pasqua Yaqui, Tohono O’odham, Gila River Pima, White Mountain Apache, and Navajo students will be displayed. The Native Education Alliance encourages students who show an interest in art by holding contests, exhibiting their work, and providing gifts of art supplies to them so they can continue their artistic growth.

A grassroots organization, the Native Education Alliance is comprised of Native American parents, students and educators who believe in a mission of “embracing Native knowledge and culture and strengthening Native students and families through lifelong learning.” Each summer Tohono Chul Park presents artwork by local school children to support their budding talents. This is the first time Tohono Chul Park and the Native Education Alliance have partnered their efforts.

Entry to the galleries at Tohono Chul Park is free with admission. The Creative Horizons: Native American Children’s Art exhibit will be happening from June 10 to July 27, 2010, from 9 am – 5 pm, with a reception on Saturday, June 12th from 10:30- noon. Tohono Chul Park is located at 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, one stoplight west of the intersection at Oracle and Ina.

Call 520-742-6455 or email darlenekryza@tohonochulpark.org for more information. Or visit http://www.tohonochulpark.org.