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Dreamtime, Our Time: The Eternal Circle

January 12 – January 27, 2001
Fiona Foley: River of Corn - USFCAM West Gallery
Aboriginal Bark Paintings and Native American Beadwork - USFCAM East Gallery



Produced by USF Contemporary Art Museum and USF Department of Dance
Project Director: Gretchen Ward Warren

Schedule of Events
Fiona Foley: River of Corn / West Gallery
Australian Aboriginal Bark Paintings & Native American Art and Artifacts / East Gallery

USF Contemporary Art Museum
Friday, January 12 – Saturday, January 27

The exhibition features an installation commissioned by contemporary Aboriginal artist Fiona Foley. Foley has conceived a provocative work that addresses issues of identity, influenced by her heritage, as well as her recent exposure to the Seminole Indians of Florida. A historical exhibition of Aboriginal bark paintings from Arnhem Land, gathered over 50 years ago by Dr. Patricia Waterman, noted anthropologist and USF Emeritus Professor, will complement Foley's project. These bark paintings were selected by Djon Mundine, Senior Curator, Gallery of Aboriginal Australia, National Museum of Australia, Canberra. Also on display will be Native American clothing and objects from the Collection of Sara W. Reeves and I.S.K. Reeves V, and the Seminole Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum, Seminole Tribe of Florida, curated by Dr. Brent Weisman, USF Professor of Anthropology. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday 10am - 4pm, and Saturday 1- 4pm. The exhibition will be closed on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All USF CAM events are free and open to the public.

Opening Reception & Gallery Tour
USF Contemporary Art Museum
Friday, January 12, 6–9pm

Join Margaret Miller, USF CAM Director, Fiona Foley, Patricia Waterman, Sara and Keith Reeves and Brent Weisman for a discussion of the art and issues of indigenous peoples. The Gallery Tour begins at 6pm and the Opening Reception follows from 7-9pm.

Dancing With The Wheel Of Ever Returning
USF Theatre 2
Thursday, January 18–Saturday, January 27

An exhilarating, new dance-theatre production featuring Native American, Australian Aboriginal, and local performing artists. It begins each night in the Contemporary Art Museum, then moves through a natural outdoor environment into the theater. The colorful, compelling work interweaves contemporary dance, art, and music with traditional, aboriginal forms. It examines the many injustices, past and present, suffered by these two great indigenous peoples and provokes thought about how their traditional values and beliefs are relevant to the environmental, as well as social, crises of modern times.

Evening performances at 7:30pm, January 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 27

Matinees at 2pm, January 21 and 27 Seating is limited.

For tickets, call the USF Box Office 974-2323

Film Series
Thursday, January 18 – Saturday, January 20

A selection of award-winning features and shorts by Native American and Australian Aboriginal filmmakers. Free admission to the public.

Thursday, January 18, 6:30 - 9:30pm, Music Recital Hall , FAH 101

Friday, January 19, 3 - 6pm, Engineering Auditorium, ENA

Saturday, January 20, Best of Both Days, 1 - 7pm, Engineering Auditorium, ENA

Native American Lecture Symposium

American Indians Today: Creativity, Community, and Courage

A University Lecture Series Event

Marshall Center Ballroom, CTR 270

Wednesday, January 24, 12 noon - 2pm

A panel including James Luna, Native American artist, Chief James Billie, Chairman, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Billy Cypress, Executive Director, Seminole Tribe Museum Authority, will discuss the issues and art of Native American people. Moderated by Brent Weisman, Professor, Department of Anthropology. Free admission to the public.

James Luna: Performance/Lecture

Subterranean, Post Indian Installation and Performance Love-In

A University Lecture Series Event

USF Theatre 2

Thursday, January 25, 3pm

American Indian performance artist James Luna creates provocative installations that are simultaneously dark and humorous. His work comments on the distortion and misappropriation of American Indian culture which continues to reinforce stereotypical and racist attitudes toward American Indians in our country. He will show excerpts of performances, as well as speak about his dual life as both artist and counselor to troubled Native American youth on the La Jolla, CA Indian Reservation where he resides. Free admission to the public.

Project Sponsors Include:
University of South Florida

Office of Research

Institute for Black Life

University Lecture Series

Faculty Group for Phi Beta Kappa

Dance Department

College of Fine Arts

International Affairs Center

Department of Communication

Department of History

Department of Anthropology

Contemporary Art Museum

State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts

John W. Holloway Endowment for Theatre and Dance

Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

The Leather Factory


Free Press

Holiday Inn Tampa