The Lost City Museum will presents a three day artist residency featuring Native American flute maker and performer Tim Blueflint on July 26-28.
The residency will begin with a presentation on the history of the Native American flute from early Native traditions to contemporary styles and forms used by today’s Native American artists. In day two of the residency, Blueflint will do a musical performance at the museum. The residency will then conclude with a hands-on workshop for students ages 12 to adult to learn the basics of Native American flute playing techniques.
Tim Blueflint (Bad River Chippewa and Comanche) has performed at many powwows across the West. He is a champion Hoop and Fancy Dancer and singer. He is dedicated to preserving the traditions of his ancestors and honors his Grandmother Blackstar who presented him with his first flute. He is a master flute maker, an educator, and an enchanting performer. For more information about Tim Blueflint visit: www.shadesofrez.com.
The Tim Blueflint artist residency is in conjunction with the exhibit “What Continues the Dream: Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition” featuring traditional art and crafts that capture the vibrant spirit of the contemporary powwow, which is on display at the Lost City Museum through August 26, 2012.
The workshop is limited to fifteen participants. To register call (702) 397-2193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is $20 per person for non-members and $15 for members, and includes a practice flute.
July 26, 2012 – History of Native American Flutes presentation and What Continues the Dream Opening Reception 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
July 27, 2012 – Native American Flute Performance by Tim Blueflint; 2:00-4:00 p.m.
July 28, 2012 – Flute Workshop – Hands-on class in basic flute playing techniques – Workshop is limited to fifteen participants – $15 per person for members and $20 for non-members. 2:00- 4:00 p.m.