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SFA to screen 'Koo-Hoot Kiwat: The Caddo Grass House'

February 19, 2019 - Robbie Goodrich
A free, one-night screening of the documentary "Koo-Hoot Kiwat: The Caddo Grass House" will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary "Koo-Hoot Kiwat: The Caddo Grass House" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

In the PBS film, which is directed by Curtis Craven, a Caddo tribal elder and his apprentice return to their ancestral homeland in East Texas to direct the construction of a traditional grass house.

The film is being shown in conjunction with an exhibition of Caddo Nation artists showing through March 24 in The Cole Art Center. "Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant" is an exhibition of ceramics, paintings, beadwork, stonework and drawings by seven living Caddo artists. The exhibition is a collaborative presentation of the SFA School of Art and Art Galleries and the Caddo Mound State Historic Site in Alto.

"Caddo Contemporary: Present and Relevant" is sponsored in part by William Arscott, The Flower Shop, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, Humanities Texas and Friends of the Visual Arts. Admission is free.

The film screening is part of the School of Art's monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by William Arscott, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, David Kulhavy, John and Kristen Heath, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens, Jim and Mary Neal, Richard Orton, Nacogdoches Junior Forum and Main Street Nacogdoches.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.