American Indian College Fund to Host Exclusive Reception at Dale Chihuly Boathouse

American Indian College Fund
Tuesday, 1 April 2003

Actor Tom Skerritt To Attend Event

The American Indian College Fund will host a reception at renowned artist Dale Chihuly's Boathouse Studio on the shores of Lake Union in Seattle on Thursday, June 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. Actor Tom Skerritt, a long-time friend of the Fund, will attend the event.

The Boathouse Studio, officially closed to the public, is an electrifying labyrinth of distinctive rooms that serves as a fully functioning glass-blowing studio featuring vibrant and imaginative displays of Chihuly's glasswork as well as his individual collection of contemporary and Native American artwork.

Guests attending this unique evening will have a private guided tour by gallery staff that features a personal demonstration of the Chihuly glass-blowing process with artists in the "Hot Shop." A bountiful array of Native American-inspired foods also will highlight the evening's festivities.

Tickets are $150 per person. As a special incentive, the Fund is offering a block of four tickets for $2,000. This will guarantee special sponsorship status and acknowledgement at the event, listings on all printed materials pertaining to the event and in all appropriate literature, and a limited edition Pendleton blanket from the Fund's select collection. This reception is limited to 125 guests and all proceeds will go to support scholarships for American Indian students attending tribal colleges across the nation.

Dale Chihuly has created many well-known series of glass works, among them the Baskets, Persians, and Sea forms, and his innovative works are included in more than 200 museum collections worldwide. He also is celebrated for his large architectural installations, which include the multi-faceted international project "Chihuly Over Venice," "Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem," and a featured exhibit at the at the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games.

The American Indian College Fund, established in 1989, has spent more than a decade helping increase educational opportunities for Native students. With its credo "educating the mind and spirit," the Denver-based nonprofit distributes scholarships and support to tribal colleges across the country. This Fund provides more than 6,000 scholarships each year. The Fund also supports endowments, developmental needs and public awareness, as well as college programs in Native cultural preservation and teacher training.

For more information, or to contact American Indian College Fund, see their website at: www.collegefund.org

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