‘Blue and the Ladies’: UNCP’s Native museum opens new exhibit


The Museum of the Native American Resource Center announces Blue and the Ladies, a one-man show by Dreamweaver, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe located in northeastern North Carolina.

The exhibit is a watercolor series that features images of six strong, educated, accomplished women from Dreamweaver’s connection with nature, plus a group of more abstract watercolors. Blue and the Ladies opens on February 6 and runs through May. The public is welcome to attend an artist’s reception at 7 p.m., Thursday, February 27 in the Museum of the Native American Resource Center.

Dreamweaver described the theme of the collected works in terms of color, subject and American Indian imagery. “They (the ladies) will light a pathway for Blue, the blossom just waiting to burst open. Each is represented by one of the symbolic American Woodland Indian, four directional and three world colors. Each represents a decade of a woman’s life and were painted in order of their ages.”

Dreamweaver seeks to bring out the spiritual nature of his subjects. “My painting approach reveals the deep inner spirituality of the American Indian, rather than surface reality. The portrayal is not only of the ethnicity inherent in Indian art, but also the intuitive aspect, which shows forms from nature in an explosion of color, feeling and movement.”

The artist will attend the opening reception, and the public is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

For more information contact the Native American Resource Center at 910.521.6282 or e-mailing becky.goins@uncp.edu.