Howdy, Tribal Art fans:
These are busy days at Aboriginals: Art of the First Person.
We are in the throes of a sell-down in the gallery in anticipation of our physical closing in the next month or so. The indefinite nature of the date is a result of a possible month-to-month extension of our lease. We were due to be out on July 1. The landlord, however, has advised that the new tenant will not move in until September. So, we have a few weeks of slack to wrap things up.
We will continue to offer fine triabl art online at all of our web sites. They are - http://www.Native-JewelryLink.com , with 12 pages of gorgeous, hand-made Native American jewelry. http://www.Native-PotteryLInk.com with equally spectacular hand-made Native American pottery. http://www.tribalworks.com where the whole thing started and which still offers a smattering of Native American art objects, but principally offers African and Australian Aboriginal art. Oh yes, there also is Arctic art on tribalworks, at least until our arctic-artlink gets activated.
Then there is ZuniLink, our site for authentic Zuni fetish carvings. We have just added almost a dozen new Lynn Quam buffalo carvings at http://www.ZuniLink.com/Lynn_Quam_Carvings_at_Zuni_Link.com. (Probably obscured by the link underscore is the fact that there are underscores between the words "Lynn" "Quam" "Carvings "at" "Zuni" and 'Link". Also, if you happen to copy the url down for later use, the uppercase letters after the back slash are important to make the link.)
Once you are on the ZuniLink site, you might navigate to other pages, where some new-to-the-web carvings have been posted. These are carvings that had been reserved for gallery visitors but now will be offered on the Web.
Just because we are closing the physical gallery on Sanbiel doesn't mean we are abandoning the islands. Sanibel will continue to be our emotional home in Southwest Florida. William is on the Chamber Board of Directors and writes the monthly enewsletter. If you would like to subscribe to that Sanibel-Captiva update, go to http://www.Sanibel-Captiva.org and click to opt in to the enewsletter. William tries to keep in light but informative and it is an easy way to stay up to date about Sanibel-Captiva doings.
Other news: A recent fire at the local greyhound track killed a number of dogs and moved a larger number of them into adoption status. Since they can't race any more (thank God), they can be adopted. If you didn't know, we have two rescued greyhounds, our third and fourth. We encourage others to take theese loving creatures into their care. You will never have a more loyal or bonded pet. A good place to start is at http://www.secondchanceforgreyhounds.org. This is an organization we support and we can recommend the proprietor, Helen Banks, without reservation.
That's the news from Aboriginals: Art of the First Person for now.