Glass works by Dale Chihuly (detail). Photo courtesy Academic Travel Abroad.
|don't miss a september excursion to the pacific northwest! IT IS YOUR LAST CHANCE to register for the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts' special travel program, Contemporary Native Arts of the Pacific Northwest, September 8-12, 2010.
This cultural journey will treat guests to top notch accommodations in Seattle with unsurpassed access to downtown shopping, attractions, dining and the vibrant theater district. Highlights of this five-day adventure include exclusive behind-the-scenes entrée at Native art collections and special exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum, Burke Museum at the University of Washington, Tacoma Art Museum and the Museum of Glass.
In addition to the incredible museums, visits to preeminent Native
institutions, fine art galleries and venues representing contemporary
masters of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska are included. Evening
occasions include exclusive receptions with curators and artists, and
dinners at some of Seattle's hot spots.
Travelers will enjoy an extraordinary exhibit of work by Preston Singletary (Tlingit) as well as a behind-the-scenes tour of his studio in Seattle. Visitors will also get to experience Dale Chihuly's 500 foot Bridge of Glass and his revered Boathouse. Additionally, a special trip to Evergreen College is scheduled, highlighted by a presentation by Longhouse Educational and Cultural Center Director Tina Kuckkahn who will then accompany guests to Squaxin Island for an exclusive tour of the local Native arts collection with a chance to meet the artists themselves.
The registration cut-off date is July 20, so reserve your spot right away. The cost -- $1995 (member rate) with a $100 non-members
supplement -- is reasonable, and the value is exceptional, as you will have access to private collections, special exhibitions, educators,
communities and artists that you simply could not have on your own. This
trip is open to everyone,
regardless of their affiliation with the Museum. You can view the complete trip itinerary online by
To reserve your
spot right now, click here to download the registration form, or contact the Museum's travel partner, Academic Travel Abroad
at 1-800-556-7896 ext. 7357 or email@example.com.
Dennis Esquivel, Cumulus, Acrylic on wood, 25"x38"
|july show features the past...and the present AN ANNUAL EXHIBIT THAT CELEBRATES both historic and contemporary Native American
artwork returns to the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery on July 16 and continues through August 14.
featuring new paintings by artist Dennis Esquivel
(Ottowa/Chippewa/Mexican) will be offered alongside superb
historic works including Pima, Apache, Yavapai, Pomo and Paiute baskets; and historic turquoise jewelry. Also on display is historic pottery by Mary Cain, Helen Naha, Blue Corn, Maria
Martinez, and Lucy Lewis just to name a few. In addition, Navajo
and Pueblo weavings and historic beadwork will be showcased.
Please join us for an opening reception at the Museum Store, 108 Cathedral Place, downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Friday, July 16 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.
As with all Store exhibits, art work is available for purchase, and proceeds support the
artists and the Museum. For more
information, call 505.983.1666.
The Pilchuck Founders' Totem Pole and two of the artists. Image courtesy of Pilchuck Glass School
|iaia supporters invited to pilchuck documentary screening at sofa west
FOR PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL'S 30TH anniversary in 2001, Haida carvers, artists and students from the Pacific Northwest and around the world
collaborated to create a totem pole on the Pilchuck campus that represents the
school's founders - and tells the story of the School. Preston Singletary, a glass artist of Tlingit
heritage and a Pilchuck trustee, and David Svenson, a neon artist, Pilchuck
instructor and carver in the Haida tradition, were instrumental in the
inspiration and making of the totem pole using traditional Haida methods as
well as glass art elements. Legacy:
The Pilchuck Founders' Totem Pole
, a documentary about the
creation of a wood and glass
totem pole honoring Pilchuck Glass School's founders, artist Dale
Chihuly and patrons John Hauberg and Anne Gould Hauberg, will
be screened on Thursday, July 8 from 2:30 to 3:30 PM in the O'Keeffe Room at the Santa Fe Convention Center and
of the SOFA WEST: Santa Fe
Preston Singletary will introduce the documentary and
answer questions after the screening. This is the first time this inspiring
film has been shown outside the Pacific Northwest, and all friends and supporters of IAIA and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) are welcome to attend this special presentation. No reservations are required but you are encouraged to arrive early to ensure you get a seat.
Also, MoCNA still has SOFA West VIP passes available for its active members. These passes allow complimentary admission for
two to the Opening Night
Preview on Wednesday, July 7 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM, complimentary
the fair July 8-11, and access to exclusive VIP events and the VIP
plus one complimentary catalog.
If you are a member and would like a VIP pass to SOFA West:
Santa Fe, or if you would like to join the museum, please contact Guin White at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apaches and Angels artists, Lynette Haozous (L) and Rebekah Miles (R)
|thought-provoking, times six
IN AUGUST, THE MUSEUM OF Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) celebrates
the reopening of its main galleries by mounting six extraordinary
exhibitions. With themes centered
on environment, cultural representation, economy, community and
colonial centenary histories and celebrations, each promises to create a
unique discourse between work and viewer.
and engaging exhibition, Dry Ice explores the shifting significance of the Alaskan landscape in face of
environmental change and the oil crisis interpreted through a variety of
artwork, using styles and techniques from the traditional to the innovation, by
nine Alaska Native artists: Brian Adams, Susie Bevins-Ericsen, Perry Eaton,
Nicholas Galanin, Anna Hoover, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Erica Lord, Da-ka-xeen
Mehner, and Larry McNeil.
Oblique Drift is a solo exhibition featuring the
work of artist Nicholas Galanin. A skilled carver, and mixed media artist,
Galanin explores the dichotomy between the authentic and inauthentic by
utilizing elements of photography, sculpture and installation as a means to
negotiate concepts of interpretation, appropriation and a "cultural drift"
that informs/has impacted an appreciation between traditional and contemporary
Northwest Coast art. The exhibition reveals Galanin's desire for cultural
continuity and reinforces the significance of art and culture, locally and
globally. He states, "The real strength in survival of indigenous
knowledge and culture lies within the ability to freely and creatively
Helen Hardin Media Gallery, the exhibition Round Up focuses on the video works of Torry Mendoza who re-appropriates,
deconstructs and challenges clichéd depictions of Native identity in popular
media. Through digital editing, remixes and mash-ups, Mendoza calls attention to, and reverses,
the socially accepted perceptions of "Indigeneity" and representation.
Simpson's work inaugurates MoCNA's newly formed Vision Project Gallery in Matterings, an exhibit featuring site-specific installation work. The Vision Project space is dedicated to
enhancing the Project's goal of establishing an indigenous arts discourse that
reflects the vibrancy and potency of the field at its most current level of
activity and will present continually changing exhibits of work from artists
affiliated with the Vision Project.
It Wasn't The Dream of Golden Cities is a commissioned response to Santa Fe's 400th celebration created by
Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary American Indian arts collective working to
advance Indigenous cultural self-determination and decolonize American geographies
and narratives. The multifaceted exhibition utilizes elements of sound, video,
performance, installation and sculpture to recount histories stimulated from
the commoditization of cultural values.
Apaches and Angels is a site-specific
work by Douglas Miles. Measuring
35' in length, the piece
incorporates hand drawn, hand cut stencil works from Miles' Apache Skateboards
Team. The installation also includes documentation of the Apache Skateboard
Team by photographer Brendan Moore. In keeping with the tradition of working
with new artists, Douglas Miles mentored emerging artists Lynette Haozous,
Rebekah Miles and Razelle Benally; the artistic team who installed the work over four days.
The six exhibits run
from August 2 until January 2, 2011, with a members' reception on Saturday, August 7 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM (Members, please RSVP to email@example.com or 505.428.5909 if attending!) and a free public opening
reception on Thursday, August
19, 2010, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at 108
Cathedral Place, downtown Santa
Fe, New Mexico.
For more information, call 505.983.8900.
Arturo Ornelas, director of Centro de Desarollo Humano Hacia la
Comunidad, where the curanderos teach and practice, participates in a
morning blessing ritual during a "curanderismo" course. Photo by
Eliseo "Cheo" Torres.
share their gifts with santa fe
OVER FIFTEEN CURANDEROS, OR FOLK healers, will be traveling from Cuernavaca, Mexico to Santa Fe, New Mexico to be a part of the Indigenous Healers Festival hosted by the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Center for Lifelong Education.
Held on July 31 and August 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Center for Lifelong Education conference center (83 Avan Nu Po Road), the festival will feature over 15 healers, Indigenous dance performances, arts and crafts vendors and food booths. The healers will offer holistic treatments rooted in the "curanderismo" tradition to attendees. Admission is $5 per person. Additional donations to the healers are also appreciated.
For more information about this event, please call Hayes Lewis at 505.424.5701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Institute of American Indian Arts and the Center for Lifelong Education, please visit www.iaia.edu. Maps and directions to IAIA are available at www.iaia.edu/map.php.
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