To inaugurate the gallery at its new location, 2500 Central Ave. SE, Tamarind Institute presents "Native Impressions," an exhibit of works from several special projects with indigenous artists. The exhibit kicks off during an open house on Thursday, July 1, noon-4 p.m., following a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. It continues through August.

The exhibit incorporates work from three Tamarind projects. "Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art," funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, showcases emerging Native American artists working with a contemporary artistic vocabulary. The second portfolio, "We Are All Knots," includes lithographs completed during a collaboration with The National Museum of the American Indian and the ART in Embassies Program, with the goal of broadening international understanding and appreciation for contemporary Native American art. "The Trickster" includes hand-colored lithographs by artists from Botswana and New Mexico.

The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tamarind's new home is at the corner of Central and Stanford. For more information, call (505) 277-3901, e-mail or visit Tamarind Institute.

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