Northville Art House to Host Native American Heritage Day
Native American Heritage Day
Saturday, November 9, 2:oo pm – 5:30 pm
The Northville Art House at 215 W Cady St. Northville will host Native American Heritage Day to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories of the Native people during Native American Heritage Month. Preschool-aged children to adults can learn about the Native American way of life through art, literature, music and film. The event includes the Artists & Indians of Michigan presentation with Suzanne Bilek, Storytime & Art Activity with Northville Public Library, and Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience film screening and conversation with producer Audrey Geyer. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is $5 for a family of six or $6 at the door. Pre-register and learn more at https://northvillearthouse.org/nativeamerican/.
Event URL: https://www.facebook.com/events/518692812036488/
The Schedule of Events details are as follows:
2 PM: ARTISTS & INDIANS OF MICHIGAN: An Art History Presentation
ARTrepreneur© Suzanne Bilek leads the art history presentation Artists & Indians of Michigan about Native Americans in Michigan and Detroit from contemporary times to the early 1800s featuring over 50 images of museum quality Native American crafts and fine paintings. Viewers will discover how Native Americans were the first to be documented in American art, how aboriginal and white professional artists whose painted images made it into our own Detroit Institute of Arts and other great museums, and what life was like for our resident creative class from early times to the present. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.
3 PM: NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTIME & ART ACTIVITY
Join the Northville Public Library for this Native American-themed program with fun stories, music and more. The audience will learn about history, culture and traditions of Native American through books, music and art. Our little attendees will receive a free gift. Following Storytime, the Northville Art House offers everyone the opportunity to participate in a Native American-inspired art project. Appropriate for ages 3 and up.
4 PM: OUR FIRES STILL BURN: THE NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A Film Screening and Conversation with the Producer
This 1-hour documentary, produced by Audrey Geyer, invites viewers into the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in Michigan. It dispels the myth that American Indians have disappeared from the American horizon, and reveals how they continue to persist, heal from the past, confront the challenges of today, keep their culture alive, and make significant contributions to society. Their experiences will deeply touch both Natives and non-Natives and help build bridges of understanding, respect, and communication.
The stories shared in this documentary are powerful, startling, despairing and inspiring. They reflect an American history fraught with the systematic destruction of a people. Yet, amidst the debris of suffering and trauma, there is resilience and a profound remembering and healing taking place today, which will also benefit the next Seven Generations.
The film will be followed by a conversation with independent video producer Audrey Geyer. Appropriate for ages 10 and up.
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events:
•November 1 – 30: SMALL WORKS: Juried All-Media Exhibition
•November 9: NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY: A Celebration of Diversity through Art, Literature & Film
•December 6-7: HOLIDAY MARKET