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Seattle Art Museaum: Community Day at the exhibit of Indigenous Beauty

Seattle Times 2015


"Seattle Art Museum celebrates the creativity and beauty of Native American art and culture at Community Day Festival art activities, tours and performances for all ages Saturday, Feb. 28. Special exhibition “‘Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection,” available starting at 10 a.m., The exhibit of more than 100 works of art by indigenous artists from across North America, the most comprehensive collection of North-American native art ever shown at SAM, is on view through May 17. Festival events feature a hoop-dance performance and storytelling with artist Ty Defoe of Wisconsin’s Oneida and Ojibwe tribes."- Seattle Times




Revitalizing IAIA's Performing Arts Program & Switch Dance

Adobe Airstream 2015


Through a week guest residency at Santa Fe's Institute for American Indian Art, Ty led a multidisciplinary arts workshop on devising a performance art piece rooted in identity, emceed a night of curated student poetry, and performed work in progress "Switch Dance", an exploration of gender and cultural identity.


"The vitality of Defoe’s performance along with readings by Banks and Bellamy, and the student writers’ confident deliveries, bode well for how the reborn IAIA performance curriculum might accelerate into critical mass."

-Adobe Airstream

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