The American Indian College Fund to Host Reception at Chicago's Kass/Meridian Gallery

American Indian College Fund
Thursday, 1 March 2001

Show to Feature Leading Native American Artists

Chicago (March, 2001) -The American Indian College Fund will host a reception for regional donors and friends at the Kass/Meridian Gallery on Thursday, March 22, 2001, from 7-9 p.m. at 215 West Superior Street in Chicago. On display at the event will be a special preview of select pieces from the Blue Rain Gallery of Taos, N.M.

"We are honored to showcase the work of Native artists while raising awareness about the College Fund and the American Indian students we serve nationwide," said Richard Williams, executive director of the College Fund.

As part of the traveling collection of the Blue Rain Gallery (, the show will feature the works of a number of renowned Native artists, including Tony Abeyta, Les Namingha, Felix Vigil, Harrison Begay Jr. and Tammy Garcia, to name a few.

"These are all cutting edge, contemporary artists and are at the top of their respective fields," said Leroy Garcia, owner of the Blue Rain Gallery. "It's very rare to have a group of this caliber in the same show."

For more information or receive an invitation, please call the events office at the College Fund at 212.787.6312.

Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund serves approximately 26,000 Indian students representing 250 tribes across the United States. With its credo, "Educating the Mind and Spirit," the Denver-based non-profit distributes scholarships and support to 31 tribal colleges that have received growing acclaim for successfully providing education that combines accredited academics with Native culture. The College Fund also supports endowments and public awareness, as well as college programs in Native cultural preservation and teacher training.

For more information, or to contact American Indian College Fund, see their website at:

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