A real shoe-in
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