December 20, 1999
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or mstepanovich@csub.edu




"Beaded Bags of the Plateau" opens at Madigan Gallery

An exhibit of 51 beaded bags dating from the 1880s is opening Jan. 6, 2000, in the Todd Madigan Gallery on the California State University, Bakersfield campus.

"Beaded Bags of the Plateau" is an extraordinary example of beaded work from the Nez Perce, Kookenaie from Canada, Salish, Flathead and Yakima tribes, museum curator Margaret Nowling said. The exhibit is sponsored by and the collection from the Center Museum and Gallery on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Pablo, Mont.

"Beaded Bags of the Plateau" is touring under the auspices of Exhibit Touring Services, a traveling exhibition service in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash.

In addition to "Beaded Bags of the Plateau," the Todd Madigan Gallery will also feature etched plates from the "Kawaiisu Books" series by Bakersfield Native American artist Laughing Horse.

A reception to open the exhibit is scheduled on Jan. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Todd Madigan Gallery. The exhibit continues through Feb. 3, 2000.

The Todd Madigan Gallery is open Tuesdays through Thursdays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

For more information, please call 661/664-2238.

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