This week only! Kevin Kling hosts master storyteller Dovie Thomason!

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Dovie Thomason deconstructs history with epic storytelling
Internationally-acclaimed storyteller and activist Dovie Thomason comes to Open Eye this week for only four performances of the American premiere of her powerful show, HOW THE WILD WEST WAS SPUN.
“I believe there’s a hunger for stories today that talk about difficult or unspoken things. These stories that were driven by veiled agenda and manufactured as ‘history’ lack relation and connection. We don’t need manipulative one-dimensional tales. We deserve better stories. I’m seeking new plantings of the old seeds that can fulfill the deep hunger in us all.” —Dovie Thomason
In her insightful, wise and unsparing performance, Thomason brings 50 years of historical research as an Indigenous storyteller to subvert the phenomenon of Buffalo Bill Cody’s 1880s traveling pageant “The Wild West: A History Lesson,” which depicted Indians, buffalo, horses, cowboys, cavalry and publicists seeking a “New World to conquer.”
“Powerful. Raw. Unsettling. A multi-layered tour de force.”
—Peter Chand, Artistic Director, Festival at the Edge
Performances
Thursday, January 23, 7:30pm — Post-show reception
Friday, January 24, 7:30pm — Post-show Q&A with Dovie & Kevin Kling
Saturday, January 25, 7:30pm — Post-show Q&A with Dovie & Kevin Kling
Sunday, January 26, 4pm — Panel community conversation
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New gallery show expresses “Everyday Ways of Peace”
Lemiye yelo! This is me! Self-portrait, 2015, detail
WÉČIČAKU!
I’M BRINGING SOMETHING BACK FOR SOMEONE!
By Wanbli Máyašleča / Francis J Yellow
On view January 23-26
During HOW THE WILD WEST WAS SPUN
Reception: January 23, 6 – 7pm

“The works presented here are an expression of an age-old, yet contemporaneous, kinship perspective and practice. It looks like art but it isn’t. What you’re viewing is Lifeway as lifeway practice. It is what my elders called, ‘Everyday Ways of Peace.’” — Wanbli Máyašleča / Francis J Yellow

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