Presented by: Comox Valley Arts and FIRST PEOPLE'S CULTURAL COUNCIL
Performance artist James Luna, (Pooyukitchum/Luiseño), a member of California’s Luiseño tribe, likes to blur the boundaries of his Native American culture. www.JamesLuna.com
This is an exceptional opportunity for the Comox Valley to experience world class performance art in the intimacy of Cumberland's Studio Live venue.
As one of the leading figures in the field of contemporary Native American art, Luna exhibits his performances and multimedia installations at national and international venues. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a degree in studio art in 1976 and retired as a full-time counselor from Palomar College, San Marcos.
Over the past three decades, Luna has created works that explore Native American issues in a contemporary vein inspired by personal experience and critical observations. Using irony and satire, Luna’s performances often deal with socio-economic issues affecting Indian communities thereby confronting and challenging stereotypes about Native Americans.
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