|NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE MAKER TIM BLUEFLINT TO PERFORM AND TEACH AT LOST CITY MUSEUM JULY 26-28|
Native American flute maker and performer Tim Blueflint will appear at the Lost City Museum for a three day event beginning at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26. The first day of the event offers 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.
Tim Blueflint is of the Bad River Chippewa and Comanche heritage and 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, educator and enchanting performer. Information about Tim Blueflint is at www.shadesofrez.com.
Blueflint’s 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, on display at the Lost City Museum through August 26.
The museum will hold a membership drive during the events, with an opportunity to purchase or renew memberships. Admission to Nevada State Museums and events is free to members.
The exhibit was organized by the Nevada Arts Council and is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program. The artist residency and exhibit is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Nevada State Legislature. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.
The Lost City Museum actively engages people in understanding and celebrating Nevada’s natural and cultural heritage. The museum is one of seven managed by the Nevada Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs and is open Thursday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5, children and members enter free. The museum is at 721 South Moapa Valley Blvd in Overton. Take Interstate 15 to exit 93. Access is also available from Lake Mead National recreation Area or the Valley of Fire State Park.