Thursday Sep 10, 2015
Santa Fe, NM 87506
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Gala celebrating filmmaker Jill Scott Momaday includes a cocktail reception, performances, highlights from the film Return to Rainy Mountain, plus wine and a gourmet dinner created by the award-winning chef at the Four Seasons.
Too often in American culture, the stories of great men and women aren't told until long after they're gone. That's why the New Mexico¬†Committee of Women in the Arts is proud to celebrate the multi-talented Jill Scott Momaday. Jill is the Director, Producer, and Writer of Return to Rainy Mountain, a documentary film about the story of her father, Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday, and their Kiowa heritage as told from a woman's perspective. The documentary will air on PBS, and the Gala will feature special clips and segments from the film.
Jill Momaday believes that the tradition of passing stories among generations is "the thread that connects all humanity." She is a passionate advocate for women, inspiring them through "acting, storytelling, and filmmaking."
As a highlight of the Gala, N. Scott Momaday will compose and read a new poem in honor of his daughter Jill.
The Gala will also feature special musical and poetry performed by Jill Momaday's family:
Darren Vigil Gray, Artist and Musician
Natachee Momaday Gray, Poet and Singer
Tai Momaday Gray, Actress and Poet
Proceeds from the Gala benefit the New Mexico Women in the Arts Scholarship Program for women artists in the state.
Tickets for "Celebrating Jill Scott Momaday - "Weaving Legend, Legacy, and Landscape Through Filmmaking" are $125 per person and include a cocktail reception, performances, film highlights, plus wine and a gourmet dinner created by Andrew Cooper, the award-winning chef at the Four Seasons. Tickets can be purchased online at www.NewMexicoWomenintheArts.org.¬†
Jill Scott Momaday is¬†available¬†for interviews.¬†Click here to contact Carol Olmstead to schedule.
About New Mexico Women in the Arts
The New Mexico Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts was established in 1997 to enhance the mission of the Museum and to bring recognition to the achievements of women artists residing in New Mexico through special events, art shows, lectures, educational programs, and our many diverse "Artful Afternoons." The New Mexico Committee champions the achievements of women in the visual, performance, and literary arts, and awards scholarships to women artists in New Mexico. For information visit www.NewMexicoWomenintheArts.org.