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Native America: Giving Thanks

Event info
Date: November 16, 2019
Location: Fogartyille Community Media and Arts Center
Address: 525 Kumquat Court Sarasota, FL

Saturday, November 16, 7-10pm

$5 Suggested Donation

Food:  Chef Richard’s Kumquat Kitchen

November is Native American Heritage month and Fogartyville  Community Media and Art Center celebrates this with the opening of its World Culture Series event and art exhibition, Native America: Giving Thanks.  The idea of ‘Giving Thanks’ is central to Native heritage and culture. Long before settlers arrived, Native tribes were celebrating the autumn harvest and the gift of Mother Earth’s abundance. Native American spirituality, both traditionally and today, emphasizes gratitude for creation, care for the environment, and recognition of the human need for communion with nature and others.

Hawk Henries will be the featured performer.  Henries is a member of the Chaubunagungamaug band of Nipmuck, a state-recognized tribe of people indigenous to what is now southern New England. He has been composing original flute music and making flutes using only hand tools and fire for over twenty 25 years.

Hawk is committed to music as a traditional art form and as a vehicle for building bridges of communication and mutual respect. He teaches and performs in a wide variety of settings: indigenous and international art festivals, museums, concert venues, powwows, educational settings from kindergarten through university level, flute making workshops and private family gatherings