First Feather Gallery Announces collaboration with Art Ovation Hotel... "In Beauty and Harmony May You Walk" exhibition

First Feather Gallery

is excited to announce our collaboration with

Art Ovation Hotel:

"In Beauty and Harmony May You Walk"

A tribute to the life and legacy of Dineh' Navajo artist the late great

Rex A. Begaye

1953-2013

The exhibit includes 40 pieces from (the late) Rex A. Begaye's collection. Please join us and celebrate the legacy of artwork
Rex has left behind for the world. Here are a few highlights...

First Feather Gallery

would like to invite everyone to join us

August 18th at 8pm

in the

Crescendo Ballroom

Come join us and experience the culture, tradition, music

and art of the Native American People.

We are honored to have Robert Mirabal joining us

for this unique musical collaboration.

Grammy Award winning Toas Pueblo flutist

Robert Mirabal and Sarasota's "The Bird Tribe" band

will be sharing the stage August 18th at 8pm

at Art Ovation Hotel in the Crescendo Ballroom.

This Concert is a tribute to the late great Navajo artist
Rex A. Begaye.
First Feather Gallery is dedicated to the preservation
of his legacy and this event is a fund raiser
to assist in the opening of
the Gallery.
Purchase concert tickets here:
$58.00
The funds will assist with our lighting installation,
signage, legal and insurance expenses
for the Grand Opening

Thursday October 3rd!

If you would like to support the opening of First Feather Gallery, here is the "In Beauty and Harmony May You Walk" print collection for purchase.

Thank you in advance for your support and purchases!

Barbara

First Feather Gallery

 

 The remainder will seed the "Blessing for Rain project" to fund clean water treatments for Native American communities.

A little about the inspiration for this project...

 

This is a dream (the late) Rex A. Begaye had, to bring clean water to his family lands. Mining has created many health hazards at home.  Many of Rex's art pieces are dedicated to the sacredness of water and what it meant to the planet and her children. Protecting water is a big issue in todays world with all the many contamination issues.

We  became aware of the technologies that were used in Japan after the bombing which were developed to clean contaminated water for the hospitals. Many years later these water purification technologies have advanced and are now accessable as a unit that is installed onto the current water filtration plant, providing a purification process that will eliminate these toxins.

Our gallery name, "First Feather Gallery" was chosen for the meaning of this painting. Rex would explain that is piece represented the process of how eagle feathers are taken by his people and the first feather is always given to Mother Earth in gratitude for the blessing that come from them.

The First Feather we would like to give back is clean water to his family lands and community.

This past year I've researched and corresponded with companies that develop these technologies and found a company to assist us with this mission.

https://www.omnilyte.com/

We knew it was meant to be when we called to company with the vision of this project and they shared with us they had just had a meeting that morning about how they could find a way to bring this technology to indigenous communities dealing with contaminated water. This syncronicity was clearly a good sign...

Over the course of the past few months our correspondence has led to a first look at what it would take to take this project to fruition, which we will share in more detail. Essentially for the cost of one home, an entire community can have clean water for a generation or more.

We look forward to bringing this project to fruition.Please sign up for our emails to follow our progress on this project...

Thank you!

Barbara

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