Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More public events with the Nez Perce this week

There are a slew of events surrounding this weekend's premiere of Caritas Chorale's Nez Perce: Promises. The public is welcome to all of the following free events.

* Nez Perce storyteller Tony Tall Bull will talk about the oral history and traditions of the tribe. Wednesday, July 11, at The Community Library in Ketchum, 6 p.m.

* Nez Perce beading demonstration with Melvina Kills Crow, and her daughters. Nez Perce dancers. Thursday, July 12 at the Hailey Farmers' Market.

* Nez Perce Dancers and Singers Tony Tall Bull and Nez Perce families Melvina Kills Crow, beader, Friday, July 13, at 3 and 5 p.m.

* Local, internationally renown artist Dave McGary will premier his latest bronze "Battle at Bear Paw" Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce in Ketchum, Friday, July 13, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at Expressions Galleries (in the courtyard). He will be joined by honored members of the Nez Perce Tribe and supporters of the Caritas Chorale.

This event brings together the peoples of the Nez Perce, the Caritas Chorale who will be performing a newly commissioned piece "Nez Perce: Promises" throughout the valley this week and Dave McGary who will be talking about his inspiration for the "Battle of Bear Paw"

Every one is invited to come and enjoy this event at 360 East Ave (in the courtyard) in Ketchum.

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