A real shoe-in

Pasatiempo - - Mixed Media -

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Satur­day and Sun­day, Aug. 21 and 22, the Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Na­tive Arts (108 Cathe­dral Place, 983-8900) hosts the In­sti­tute of Amer­i­can In­dian Arts’ Alumni and Stu­dent Artist Mar­ket. Eight stu­dent artists sell their work along­side a dozen more-es­tab­lished artists, in­clud­ing ac­tor/painter/jew­eler Andersen Kee and sculp­tor Eddy Shorty.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun­day, Aug. 21, IAIA stu­dents, alumni, fac­ulty, and staff con­verge on the mu­seum’s Al­lan Houser Art Park for Vi­tal Strides, a live-paint event and fundraiser for IAIA’s As­so­ci­ated Stu­dent Govern­ment (ASG) pro­gram, which sup­ports lead­er­ship and com­mu­nity-par­tic­i­pa­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­sti­tute stu­dents. Twenty-five pairs of Toms brand shoes re­dec­o­rated by es­tab­lished Na­tive artists are up for grabs in a silent auc­tion, and 25 more pairs will be re-imag­ined live by emerg­ing artists from IAIA (for ev­ery pair sold, Toms do­nates a new pair of shoes to a child in need). “Stu­dent govern­ment wanted to cre­ate an event that spoke to IAIA’s re­la­tion­ship with the mu­seum and the larger com­mu­nity,” said Keith Gros­beck, of the ASG. “We con­tacted Toms shoes, be­cause we thought this was a cool way to get artists of all ages and

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