Children’s art makes its way back to rez
Sixteen pieces of art created by Chinle Boarding School students in the 1960s will be on exhibit at the Navajo Nation Museum starting next Monday after making a 995-mile journey from Shreveport, Louisiana.
The owner of the pieces, Ray Stevenson of Big Mama’s Antiques and Restorations in Shreveport, will be in attendance for the opening at noon Monday and is hoping to meet some of the artists and learn more about both the art and the Navajo culture in general.
“I’m so excited and yet calm too, if you can understand that,” said Stevenson in a phone interview from Amarillo, Texas, where he stayed en route. “After 20 years (the art has been in his possession), it’s finally coming home.”