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Nov. 7: Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Native American Heritage Month With Art Exhibition, Nov. 11-20

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Abby Houck                      
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ahouck@andrew.cmu.edu

Carnegie Mellon Celebrates Native American
Heritage Month With Art Exhibition, Nov. 11-20

PITTSBURGH — In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Carnegie Mellon University will host the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board Native American Heritage Committee's 17th annual art exhibition, Nov. 11-20 in the University Center Art Gallery. An awards ceremony and reception is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

The theme for this year's exhibit is "Our Land is Our Life: Celebrating the Environment and Our Mother Earth." All entries submitted by artists were crafted within the framework of a specific Native American Indian tribe, band or nation in either a historic or contemporary context.

During the reception, Best of Show awards will be given in three categories. The Sculpture/Three-Dimensional category includes wood, paper, fiber, metals, pottery, glass and mixed media. The Two-Dimensional category includes oils, waters, pastels, acrylics, charcoals, photography, pen and ink, and mixed media. The Wearable Art category includes jewelry, clothing and accessories.

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