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Cuesta College to showcase the art of the Asmat people of New Guinea 

Sometimes our little hamlet of SLO can feel, well, little. But if the urge to discover new lands and people is strong, you can still get a taste for the unknown, right here at home.

The Cuesta College’s Harold J. Miossi Art Gallery is set to host a trio of Asmat, an ethnic group of New Guinea people, in a cultural exchange that will showcase the artistry of the Asmat culture. On July 26, from 6 to 8 p.m., three Asmat artists will display hand-carved drums, demonstrate traditional drumming, and perform ceremonial dances. Elaborately carved Asmat masks and costumes will also be on display.

The three Asmat artists will be joined by a guide and interpreter. The Asmat have one of the most well-known woodcarving traditions in the Pacific, and their art is sought by collectors worldwide. This event is free to the public. 

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