Randy Kemp Named 2023 Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Honoree

Renowned painter, printmaker, and award-nominated flute player Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Muscogee-Creek/Euchee) will be honored with the Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Award at the 40th Silver & Turquoise Ball, presented by Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise. The sold-out fundraising event will take place on October 20, 2023, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, with the theme “Celebrating Our Voices.”

The Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Award was established in 2013 to recognize an individual or organization for their service, commitment, and dedication to the greater good of the American Indian community. It is named for Leon Grant, Phoenix Indian Center’s first executive director and one of its founding members.

“Through his multidisciplinary artistic endeavors, Randy has exemplified the concept of Celebrating Our Voices,” said Jolyana Begay-Kroupa, CEO of Phoenix Indian Center. “His artwork has been exhibited around the world; he has produced, lent his voice to, and directed significant events benefitting our Native youth; and has recorded award-nominated music. I can’t think of a more worthy recipient of this award.”

To read the press release, click hereFor information about the Silver & Turquoise Ball, click here. 

Silver & Turquoise Ball Online Auction Open

Help give back to our community through our online Silver & Turquoise Ball online auction! 

From October 06th to October 20th, over 150 unique items, handcrafted by American Indian artists, fashion designers and jewelry makers, will be available for bids. Proceeds raised from this annual fundraiser will directly fund our programs. We would love to have you join us in our cause to support our Center and community! 

To register for the auction and to view items, click here. 

Again, we want to thank you for supporting the Phoenix Indian Center! We also want to thank all of the wonderful artists and community.

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