First Feather Gallery
is excited to announce our collaboration with
"In Beauty and Harmony May You Walk"
A tribute to the life and legacy of Dineh' Navajo artist the late great
Rex A. Begaye
First Feather Gallery celebrated the life, legacy and art of
(the late) Rex A. Begaye
First Feather Gallery was joined by Robert Mirabal and The Bird Tribe band. Robert is a Pueblo Native American flute player and maker from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.
He began making flutes at the age of 19, and his flutes are world renowned. Robert performs world wide, sharing flute songs, tribal rock, writings and storytelling.
Robert brings the traditional sounds and culture of his people to share with Sarasota for a unique event.
This Concert was a tribute to (the late) great Navajo artist Rex A. Begaye and a fund raiser for the First Feather Gallery Grand Opening.
The funds will assist with our lighting installation,signage,legal and insurance expenses for the Grand Opening. The remainder of the funds will seed the "Blessing For Rain Project" to bring clean water technologies to indigenous communities with contaminated water issues.
Thursday October 3rd!
If you would like to support the opening of First Feather Gallery please consider purchasing a print from the "In Beauty and Harmony May You Walk" exhibit here...
The remainder will seed the "Blessing for Rain project"
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.
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...