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To celebrate Taiwan's rich indigenous cultures, the National Museum of Prehistory will host the "2nd Taiwan Indigenous Youth Arts Festival” between May 30 and Sept. 14 in southeastern Taiwan.
The three-month festival will include two main groups of activities —"inert” exhibitions and "active” performances. The theme for this year is "Butterflies of Youth,” a reference to the elegance and stealth of aboriginal warriors when they leap through mountains.
Indigenous artists will not only showcase their traditional artistry such as carving leather, sculpting clay, weaving vines, and dyeing with wax, but also incorporate aboriginal themes with other art mediums such as sketching and printmaking.
The 2014 Indigenous Youth Art Festival will feature art students from four high schools and two universities based in Taitung County. Forums and workshops will also be offered as part of the National Museum of Prehistory's efforts to preserve and promote indigenous cultures.