September 25, 2013

Photographs of Powwow Exhibited at Gallery at FRCC-Westminster

Photographs of the Red Rocks Powwow of 2012 are on exhibit at the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery at Front Range Community College.

The photographer is Berndt Savig, a member of the art faculty at Red Rocks Community College. He studied art in Italy, at Parsons School of Design in New York City, and at the University of Colorado. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a master of fine arts from the University of Southern Mississippi with a major in painting and drawing and a minor in sculpture.

Savig’s photographs document the regalia of traditional Native American dances. The costumes are made by a community of people, and their design is determined by the style and historical context of the dance.

The exhibition runs through Oct. 10. The artist reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26.

The gallery is Room C1660 at the Westminster Campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster.

Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Admission is free. The campus is an RTD bus stop, and free parking also is available.

For further information, contact Lydia Brokaw, art faculty and gallery co-director, at (303) 404-5390 or Kevin Garry, music faculty and gallery co-director, at (303) 404-5590.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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