The City of Santa Clarita is showcasing a new art exhibit, “Surviving Assimilation: The Contemporary Native American Through the Lens of Peggy Fontenot,” on display now through June 5 in the Community Room at the Old Town Newhall Library.
The photographic art exhibit will feature a collection of images portraying the strength of Native Americans in the face of assimilation.
Peggy Fontenot is an award-winning local artist whose photography has been displayed at the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian, the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Eiteljorg and Heard Museums, the Autry National Center, the Museum of History and Art Ontario and the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum.
A free public reception to celebrate the exhibit and Fontenot’s work will be held from on Wednesday, February 25, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Room at the Old Town Newhall Library. Guests will be able to greet Fontenot and enjoy live music and light appetizers.
For more information about City of Santa Clarita-sponsored art exhibits, Arts.Santa-Clarita.com/Arts/Galleries.