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A work like Judith A. Lowry's Road Kill Warrior: Last of His Tribe insists that visitors look beyond the humor to the complex emotions these works convey. Lowry has painted a Nike-clad powwow dancer taking feathers from a roadkill bird while his family wait in their camper bus and a timber truck drives by. The messages are obvious, the implications multilayered.

Native Views has been traveling the country since 2004 and recently returned from Artrain's first tour of Alaska. The exhibition has encouraged new alliances among Native and non-Native groups that have hosted the train. These visits have also brought recognition to the work of local artists and encouraged complementary community activities. In recognition of such benefits, Artrain USA just received a 2006 National Award for Museum and Library Science, a federal honor for community service that has also gone to the likes of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in D.C. and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.

This will be the last opportunity to see Native Views back on its home rails before it departs for a tour of the Southeast and Midwest. The exhibit will be dismantled in late 2007.

[Review published January 2007]    (end of article)

 

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