“Pokv-Hvcce”: A Gathering at the River Exhibition
September 17 @ 10:00 am - November 22 @ 5:00 pm
The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery invites you to join us in discovering the art and history of Alabama’s native tribes. The new exhibition will feature art, historic items and native handicrafts from the Alabama Native Indian Tribes. The new exhibit consists of beautiful pottery and arrowheads, period paintings, weapons and clothing artifacts from collections across the state. The exhibit will be open thru November 22, 2021.
Pokv-Hvcce is the Creek Indian word meaning “A gathering at the river.” According to legend, The Dixie Art Colony was called “Poka Hutch.” The Creek Indian linguist in Atmore, researched the name and discovered that it may be the English spelling of Pokv-Hvcce. The art colonists may have given the name due to their primitive living conditions while painting at the Dixie Art Colony on Lake Jordan.