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145 West 9th Street, Durango, CO 81301
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Native Legend Painters

“Native Legends,” a showing of a selection of Southwestern Native American painters whose work brought Indian art to the attention of collectors and museums between the 1940’s and the 1980’s will be featured at a unique two night opening at Toh-Atin Gallery this week. This is such an amazing show and we want to make sure everyone has a chance to see the whole exhibit. We will open during this week’s First Thursday Art Walk and again on Friday evening. We have received several large collections of paintings to sell this last year and we are combining them into one giant show that fills the gallery. The work goes back to former students of Dorothy Dunn at the Santa Fe Indian School in the 1930’s and 40’s including Beatien Yazz and Harrison Begay. It includes Oklahoma artists Walt Harris and Acee Blue Eagle, Pueblo painters Dan Namingha, Pablita Velarde and Raphael Medina, Navajo realists painters Jim Abeita, Robert Draper and Robert Becenti, Spiritual paintings by Clifford Brycelea and dozens more. We have posted a biography of each of the artists next to their paintings so people will have an opportunity to learn about these people and the roll their work has played in the development of Indian art. Opening receptions will be held Thursday, from 5 until 8 pm during Gallery Walk and Friday, again from 5 until 8. Paintings are for sale but will have to hang through Saturday, August 3rd before going home with their owners. This is going to be a fun show and we hope you will stop by and enjoy it with us. While not all of the images will immediately be posted on the web, there is a representative selection and we will be adding pieces during the next couple of weeks. Current ones We will also be sending newsletters featuring stories about the individual artists in coming weeks, so keep your eyes out for them!

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