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« on: January 27, 2006 12:56:23 PM »

Celebrate New Zealand Culture!
Sun. Feb. 4 & 5 from 10 am to 5 pm
Opening Weekend Events at the Burke Museum

Seattle - Celebrate New Zealand culture in a two-day cultural extravaganza, Sat. and Sun. Feb. 4 & 5 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Burke. Watch weavers, tattoo artists, and carvers at work. More than a dozen Maori artists and local Native weavers will demonstrate their talents throughout the opening weekend of the new internationally touring exhibit, Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread (on exhibit Feb. 4-May 29). Included are a special panel discussion, lectures, and presentations by both Maori and Northwest Coast artists. The weekend event is sponsored by Air New Zealand.

Sat., Feb. 4   
Demonstrations:  10 am 5 pm
Maori weavers, carvers, and ta moko (tattoo) artists, and Northwest Coast weavers

Lecture:  12 pm
Contemporary Maori Art and Culture
Speaker: Darcy Nicholas, General Manager, Pataka Museum of Arts and Culture, New Zealand

Panel: 34:30 pm
Maori and Northwest Coast weavers discuss their art
Moderator: Carol Ivory, Professor of Art History, Washington State University

Sun., Feb. 5   
Demonstrations: 10 am 5 pm
Maori weavers, carvers, and ta moko (tattoo) artists

Presentation: 12:301:15 pm
Maori ta moko (tattoo). Presenters: Derek Lardelli, Wayne Ngata, and Patrick Takoko

Presentation: 22:45 pm   
Maori carving. Presenters: Jack Brooking and Simon Lardelli

Performance: 3:304:15 pm
Maori Haka (chant). Performers: Derek Lardelli (composer) and others

Mon. Wed., Feb.  6 8, 2006   10 am 2 pm
Weaving, carving, and ta moko demonstrations continue

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The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus, at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm daily, and until 8 pm on first Thursdays. Admission: $8.00 general, $6.50 senior, $5 student/ youth. Admission is free to children 4 and under, Burke members, UW students, faculty, and staff. Admission is free to the public on the first Thursday of each month. Call 206-543-5590 or visit www.burkemuseum,org.

- Rebecca
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