Submitted by ‘Tis Art Center & Gallery and Museum of Indigenous People
Through June 20, the ‘Tis Art Center and Gallery in historic downtown Prescott will present Journeys in Spirit 2023: Traditional and Contemporary Native Art.
Produced in partnership with the Museum of Indigenous People, with additional support from the City of Prescott and the Prescott Area Arts and Humanities Council, this fascinating exhibit showcases the artwork, culture and stories of a diverse group of Native artists.
From the rock paintings and carvings of early ancestors to basketry, bead working, ceramics and other mediums, art has always played a powerful and integral role in Native cultures.
Today, many traditions continue to be handed down from generation to generation, and children are taught from an early age that color and imagery carry symbolic meaning and that through the arts, stories can be told.
The Native artists of Journeys in Spirit come from varied backgrounds and cultures, with some living within and others living outside of their tribal communities.
The exhibit highlights a range of styles and mediums, from more traditional works to modern mediums such as painting and photography. As they explore the intriguing artwork on display, Journeys in Spirit attendees will gain insight into the lives of the artists and the cultures and stories of their tribes.
The ’Tis Art Center and Gallery is at 105 S. Cortez St. For more information about Journeys in Spirit, visit www.tisartgallery.com/journeys-in-spirit-american-indian-art.