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Jingle Rails Opens Nov. 22, Olympian Billy Mills here Saturday

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Jingle Rails Opens Nov. 22, Olympian Billy Mills here Saturday
and see Dale Chihuly’s Work in New Art 2.0


November Calendar of Events

New Art 2.0
Dates: Now through – Jan. 4, 2015
New Art 2.0 is an exhibition of prints by 50 contemporary Native and non-Native American artists, many of them Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellows. It is a blend of landscape, political and environmental statements as well as portraiture. Ninety limited edition prints will be on exhibit by artists, including Joe Feddersen (Colville Confederated Tribes), Marie Watt (Seneca), Jim Denomie (Ojibwe), Truman Lowe (Ho-Chunk) and Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee), Dale Chihuly and Storm Tharp. Prices range from $500 - $4,000.

Nov 8

Meet Native American Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills | Running Bravely through Life
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills’ incredible life story started on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1938. That journey took him from the reservation to the 1964 Olympic medal platform at the Tokyo Games after he became the first Native American to win a gold medal. Billy’s victorious 10,000 meter run inspired the movie “Running Brave.” Guests attending this event will watch the movie and join Mills in a conversation about his life, his fight against racism and his work as a humanitarian for Native American causes. Mills will also sign his book, Wokini: A Lakota Journey to Happiness and Self-Understanding, following the program. This event is part of the 2014 Spirit and Place Festival (#SPIndy), which runs from Nov. 7 – 16, 2014.

Nov 8, 15, 22

Meet Artist-in-Residence, Shirley Brauker (Little River Band of Ottawa)
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Shirley Brauker teaches pottery, traditional crafts, wilderness emergency survival, campfire cooking and traditional storytelling at Indian Village camps in Manistee, MI, an outdoor wilderness program for troubled Native youth. Meet Shirley and learn about her art and culture on several Saturdays in November.

Nov 15
Clay Animal Effigy Workshop with Shirley Brauker (Little River Band Odawa)

10 a.m. – Noon
Materials Fee: Members $10/Non-Members $12
Join Shirley for an introduction to Anishinaabe culture and learn how to create 3-dimensional clay animal by hand. Shirley will demonstrate the technique for creating several animals and will assist participants as they creating their own unique piece using air-dry clay. Please pre-register by Nov. 8, at 317.275.1370.

Nov. 21 and 22
Southwestern Silver Jewelry Trunk Show

Meet Karen Domenici, proprietor of South Western Silver, and shop her extensive selection of one-of-a-kind American jewelry. Friday Noon - 5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Nov 22 – Jan 19
Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure
Enter a locomotive wonderland--a network of trestles, bridges and tunnels with chugging trains and wrapped up in holiday trimming. Jingle Rails is a journey to the Great American West – the real West and the West of the imagination.

Friday and Saturday
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 28 – Nov 29
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate Thanksgiving Weekend at the Eiteljorg Museum. Watch artist demonstrations, listen as Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) tells stories, create art, and see the museum’s annual holiday exhibit, Jingle Rails.

About the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. This year, the Eiteljorg celebrates 25 years of telling amazing stories. The museum’s 25thanniversary is presented by Oxford Financial Group, LTD. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317.636.WEST (9378) or visit

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