Community members gathered Saturday for an event celebrating the opening of “Indigenous Space,” the inaugural exhibition of the Edgar Heap of Birds Family Gallery inside Chalmers Hall at the University of Kansas.
The gallery, presented by KU Endowment and the Department of Visual Art, will host an annual series of exhibits featuring the work of Native American artists and celebrate Indigenous excellence in the visual arts.
“The significant outcome of the extended Native art portal of ‘Indigenous Space’ is to welcome, nurture, and support particularly young Indigenous artists while giving them a place to belong at the University of Kansas,” Edgar Heap of Birds, a KU alum, member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Nations, and world-renowned artist, said ahead of Saturday’s event.
Read more about the exhibition in this article. The gallery is free and open to the public, according to KU’s website.
Photos by Carter Gaskins, gaskins-photography.com