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Native American artists at Wilson College, April 4-8

Artist Douglas Miles will be in residence at Princeton's Wilson College from Monday through Friday, April 4-8.

Miles, the founder of Apache Skateboards, will be joined by a group of young Native American artists and performers known as the Native Agent Arts Collective. They will collaborate on an installation and performance piece, "POP LIFE 2," that will premiere at 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Wilcox Hall.

The Native Agent Arts Collective is made up of poets, DJs, skaters and graffiti artists/painters from various North American tribes, such as the Osage, Apache, Pueblo, Kiowa, Navajo, Akimel O’Otham and Seminole. "POP LIFE 2," the performance, is as multidisciplinary as the group, involving live graffiti, music, poetry and skateboarding.

Several related events also are scheduled:

• An exhibition of artwork by Miles, including some skateboard decks, will be on display in Wilcox Hall throughout the week; an opening reception is set for 5 p.m. Monday, April 4, in the Wilcox Commons.

• An open lunch with members of the collective will be held at noon Wednesday, April 6, in the Wilson College Special Dining Room.

• The film “Smoke Signals” and a short documentary about Apache Skateboards will be screened at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the Wilson Black Box Theater. Discussion with members of the collective will follow.

The events are sponsored by Wilson College and are open to members of the University community. For more information, contact Kristin Spilatore in the Wilson College office at 258-3629.

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