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Native American artist at Muscarelle reception

Buffalo 1992 is one of Juane Quick-to-See Smith's works currently on display at the Muscarelle.

Buffalo 1992 is one of Juane Quick-to-See Smith's works currently on display at the Muscarelle.

The Trellis Restaurant & Grill is partnering with the Muscarelle Museum of Art to celebrate the arts in Williamsburg. The restaurant’s Spring Menu launch occurs March 20, 2007 and the Muscarelle Museum of Art is the beneficiary of the evening, which includes an opportunity to meet Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, whose paintings are currently on exhibition at the museum.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is the honored guest at a reception at 6pm in the Graves Gallery at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. Tickets are $125 each and include the private reception plus dinner afterwards at The Trellis; wine, taxes and gratuity included.

Or come directly to The Trellis at 7pm for this very special dinner. Tickets to the dinner are $75 per person; wine, taxes and gratuity included. A silent auction will be held during dinner featuring a spectacular piece of jewelry from The Precious Gem, a garden bench to highlight your landscape, Redskins tickets, one-of-a-kind sculpture, tickets to see The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a case of wine and much more.

To make reservations for the reception or dinner, please call Sheila Butkus at The Trellis. Sheila can be reached at 229-8610.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is one of the most acclaimed Native American Artists in history and one of the foremost female artists working in America today, and until April 8, the Muscarelle Museum of Art will welcome a special exhibition of her paintings. The challenging exhibition at the Museum at the College of William and Mary titled, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith: Contemporary Native American Paintings and the Response to Colonization…Anniversary of the Beginning…Beginning of the End, opens opposite the beginning of the national anniversary celebrations of the Jamestown 400. For the artist and many Native Americans, the anniversary of the colonization of America was not the patriotic and positive beginning of the United States, but the beginning of the end and potential genocide of Native Americans.

Smith, whose work also hangs in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum in New York, calls herself a cultural art worker. Through her art, she addresses tribal politics, human rights and environmental issues of today, many times with biting humor. Her groundbreaking work also incorporates elements of her heritage, especially focusing on the myths and legends of her ancestors.

The Muscarelle Museum of Art is located on Jamestown Road on the campus of The College of William & Mary. The Museum is open from 10 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 12-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The Museum is closed on Mondays. Docent tours are available at 2 p.m. on Sundays and other times to be announced. During these exhibitions, there is an admission fee of $5. Admission is FREE for Museum Members; The College of William & Mary faculty, staff, and students; and children under twelve. For more information about this exhibit or the Muscarelle in general please, call 757-221-2700 or visit

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