Ramona’s gold engraved Medallions series notecards and two Pottery Animals series notecards will be gifted as favors to Moondance gala guests on October 27th.

The Heard Museum’s 2018 Moondance gala is combined with the opening of a groundbreaking exhibit Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit. Yua explores the unexpected and little known artistic and spiritual connection between the great 20th-century French Modern master Henri Matisse and the Indigenous people of the Arctic.

Yua is a Yup’ik word that represents the spiritual interconnectedness of all living things and is essential to maintaining balance and order in the Arctic way of life. It relates to popular notions of reincarnation the Yup’ik are Native Alaskans, and their name translates to “the Real People.”

Yua will open to the public on Sunday, October 28th.