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Lt. Gov. Garcia celebrates American Indian culture and education

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia invites the public to a reception for the opening of two exhibits about American Indian history, art and culture and the unveiling of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs’ social campaign to encourage American Indian education and graduation.  The reception will be held Tuesday, August 2, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in Lt. Gov. Garcia’s office, Colorado State Capitol, Room 130.

History Colorado and Colorado Creative Industries present "Tribal Paths," an exhibit that highlights traditions, beliefs and how the record of Colorado’s American Indians is passed down from generation to generation through ceremony, song, dance and oral histories.

The Denver Public Library and Colorado Creative Industries host the exhibit, "Painting the West."  This exhibit includes paintings by George Catlin, an American painter who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West and Karl Bodmer, a Swiss painter whose images are recognized as among the most accurate images of Native Americans and the scenery of the Old West.

The public may view the American Indian education exhibit through August 31 and the other two exhibits through December 8 at the State Capitol.



About History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society

History Colorado connects people to the stories of Colorado’s past to provide perspectives, inspire interest, develop respect and create value in the future of Colorado. Established in 1879, History Colorado offers access to Colorado’s cultural and heritage resources, including statewide museums and special programs for individuals and families, collection stewardship of Colorado’s historic treasures, educational resources for schools, students and teachers, services related to preservation, archaeology and history, and a research library. A new headquarters and museum—the History Colorado Center—is currently under construction at 12th and Broadway in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. Find History Colorado online at www.facebook.com/HistoryColorado and www.HistoryColorado.org, or call 303-HISTORY.

About Colorado Creative Industries

Colorado’s new Creative Industries Division merged the former Council on the Arts, Office of Film, Television and Media, and Art in Public Places program to capitalize on the immense potential for the creative sector to drive economic growth in Colorado. Part of the state Office of Economic Development, Colorado Creative Industries sees a future where Colorado is a premiere “Creative Economy” with a strong brand identity, a Top 10 reputation, and significant and sustained investment in the creative sector, and where Creative entrepreneurs and enterprises will flourish and we will “grow our own” creative workforce.