George Littlechild's She Walks Across the Stars will appear in the exhibition Soul Sister: Reimagining Kateri Takakwitha as well as on the cover of MoCNA's new gallery guide
|six new exhibitions ring in the new year
THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ARTS (MoCNA) will be closed from January 3 through January 14 to re-vamp the MoCNA Store and also to mount six new exhibitions which will officially open on Saturday, January 15, 2011.
MoCNA's new exhibitions include Soul Sister: Reimagining Kateri Tekakwitha, The Vision Project | Gallery Presents Emergence: Works by John Feodorov, Embargo Collective, Drawing from the Collection, Puhumuyaw: Dan Lomahaftewa (1951-2005), and The Ledger Art of Darryl Growing Thunder, John Isaiah Pepion and Sheridan MacKnight in the MoCNA Store's Lloyd Kiva New Gallery.
A special members-only preview will take place from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2011 with a free public opening reception to follow from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
To learn more about the new exhibitions, five of which will be on display through March 31, 2011, click here. Or better yet, pick up the new gallery guide when you visit MoCNA. Members will receive a preview copy in the mail.
Call 505.428.5909 for more information.
Top: John Feodorov and Lara Evans will present on January 15 at MoCNA
Bottom: Jolene Rickard and Lucy Lippard present on January 28 at SFAI
|popular lecture series offers two unique learning opportunities in january
IN SESSION: CONVERSATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY Native Artists and Scholars is an extension of the MoCNA Vision Project bringing together participating artists, authors, curators, art historians, anthropologists, and cultural workers to discuss their contribution to the project and the field of contemporary Native Arts.
On Saturday, January 15, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at MoCNA, 108 Cathedral Place, downotown Santa Fe, Native artist and author-scholar, Lara Evans (Cherokee) exchanges ideas with Navajo artist John Feodorov whose work is featured in MoCNA exhibition, VISION PROJECT Gallery Presents Emergence: John Feodorov. To RSVP and learn more about the January 15, 2011 "In Session," click here.
In addition, a conversation with Jolene Rickard and Lucy Lippard is presented in collaboration with the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI). An engaging cross-cultural dialogue providing unique perspectives on their ongoing contributions to the field, this program coincides with and compliments MoCNA's exhibitions and in partnership with SFAI to build Santa Fe's arts community. The conversation takes place on Friday, January 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. at Tipton Hall at the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI), 1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The cost to attend is $10 and is payable at the door. SFAI and MoCNA members pay only $5. To learn more about the January 28, 2011 "In Session," click here.
In Session is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Call 505.428.5907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
IAIA Alumnus Hayes Locklear (Lumbee) has been hired as the new Museum Education Program Coordinator
|museum welcomes new education program coordinator
AFTER AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH, THE Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is pleased to announce it has hired Hayes Locklear (Lumbee) as the new Museum Education Program Coordinator.
Hayes is an accomplished Native American herbalist, basket maker, weaver and bead worker. He is also a clothing designer and designed the regalia for Miss Indian USA, Miss Lumbee, and Little Miss Lumbee. In addition, Hayes owned a successful floral design shop and art gallery in North Carolina and has an comprehensive background in educational programming.
Most recently, Hayes served as the Gallery Director at IAIA's Primitive Edge Gallery, and he will continue to work part-time as a Gallery Associate at the MoCNA Store where he has curated a number of popular art shows including Somewhere Between Warp and Weft, First Laugh, and Indigenous Bling.
Hayes received his bachelor's degree in Museum Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in 2008. As well, he has a B.A. in American Indian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, NC.
Hayes' primary duties in his new position as Education Program Coordinator include:
Please join the IAIA and MoCNA community in congratulating Hayes Locklear on his new position. Anyone who is interested in education programs, events or volunteering at MoCNA should contact Hayes at email@example.com or 505.428.5907.
- Developing and managing the museum's public education programs and special events
- Developing and overseeing volunteer and docent programs for the museum
- Producing the education portion of the museum's website
Darryl Growing Thunder's Canupa Carrier will be available for purchase, along with many other outstanding examples of contemporary ledger art in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery show, The Ledger Art of Darryl Growing Thunder, John Isaiah Pepion and Sheridan MacKnight
|mocna store presents contemporary ledger art show
THE MOCNA STORE WILL COMMEMORATE its reopening on January 14, 2011 at 5:00 p.m., after being closed since January 3 for some necessary updates, with a new show and sale in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery celebrating contemporary Native ledger art.
Ledger art originated with the Great Plains Indians during the mid-1800s when they were confined to reservations and didn't have access to their traditional forms of artistic expression. They painted and sketched scenes that were memories of ceremonies and a former lifestyle before their confinement. Recognized today as a major art form, contemporary Native artists continue the tradition with their own voice. The ledger art show presented in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery honors the ledger art of the past as depicted by three Native American artists today.
The exhibit, entitled The Ledger Art of Darryl Growing Thunder, John Isaiah Pepion and Sheridan MacKnight, will open along side the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts' other new exhibits with a members preview from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2011 and a free public opening to follow, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
All work in this special exhibition, which will be on display through February 27, 2011, is available for sale, and purchases support the museum as well as the Native artists who created these works.
Click here or call 505.983.1666 for more information.
Performance artist, James Luna, featured in Chris Eyre's documentary Bringing It All Back Home which will be screened on January 18 at WAG. Photo courtesy of Urban Shaman.
|museum partners with first nations arts orgs to "bring it all back home"
ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011 a special screening of two contemporary Native films, Bringing It All Back Home and The Humble will take place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada. Following the screenings will be a Q & A with Bringing It All Back Home collaborators James Luna and Chris Eyre.
This very special event, coordinated by Urban Shaman Gallery (Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada) in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Native American Art (MoCNA), Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (ACC) and Plug In ICA at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, is part of Urban Shaman Gallery's project, Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years.
Bringing It All Back Home is a documentary film by Chris Eyre about the performance work of James Luna. The Humble is a documentary about the Santa Fe based art collective of the same name formed by young Native artists--and IAIA alumni--including Cannupa Hanska Luger, Micah Wesley, Rose Simpson and Doug Miles.
For more information, call WAG at 204.786.6641.
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|calendar of events|
Through 01/02/11 - LAST CHANCE!
Dry Ice: Alaska Native Artists and the Landscape;
Oblique Drift: Nicholas Galanin;
Round-UP: Torry Mendoza;
It Wasn't a Dream of Golden Cities: PostCommodity;
Matterings: Rose Simpson;
Apaches & Angels: Douglas Miles
Indigenous Bling in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery| MoCNA Store
01/15/11 - 03/31/11 - NEW!
Drawing from the Collection;
Puhumuyaw: Dan Lomahaftewa (1951-2005);
VISION PROJECT | Gallery Presents Emergence: John Feodorov;
Soul Sister: Reimagining Kateri Tekakwitha
01/15/11 - 02/27/11 - NEW!
The Ledger Art of Darryl Growing Thunder, John Isaiah Pepion and Sheridan MacKnight, in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery | MoCNA Store
EVENTS & PROGRAMS
01/14/11, 5-5:30 PM
Members Preview of New Exhibitions
01/14/11, 5:30-7 PM
Public Opening Reception for New Exhibitions
01/15/11, 2-3 PM
IN SESSION: A Conversation with John Fedorov and Lara Evans
01/18/11, 7 PM
Bringing It All Back Home and The Humble film screenings at Winnepeg Art Gallery, Winnepeg, Manitoba, CA
01/28/11, 6-8 PM
IN SESSION: A Conversation with Jolene Rickard and Lucy Lippard, presented in collaboration with the Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI)
Creative Destruction: Innovation as Tradition
Primitive Edge Gallery at IAIA
83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe
Call 505.428.5813 for more info
No public events or programs at this time