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October 2012   

happy 50th birthday IAIA!    

In October 1962, a high school for Native American artists opened its doors to change and preserve the Native arts. The Institute of American Indian Arts is celebrating this milestone and the evolution of contemporary Native arts over 50 decades. Please join us for an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 on the IAIA campus. Events include a keynote speech by Dr. Gerald McMaster, a '74 alumnus and co-artistic director for the 2012 Sydney Biennale in Australia, and panel sessions on IAIA's impact on Creative Writing, Indigenous Studies, Museum Studies and Studio Arts. Campus tours, food, music and games will also be part of the day's schedule.

As part of the anniversary events, the IAIA campus will dedicate a sculpture by alumnus Craig Dan Goseyun at 4 p.m. on Oct. 11. Goseyun donated his 17,000-pound Italian marble senior thesis project to IAIA after completion in September. Follows the Mountain now sits at the roundabout on Richards and College Avenues at one of the Rancho Viejo subdivison entrances.      
For a listing of all the Saturday's events, please click here. To view a timeline of IAIA's 50-year history, go to www.iaia.edu/50th.  

NM early voting starts Oct. 9-support IAIA    

Early voting for New Mexico voters starts Oct. 9. In addition to presidential, congressional and local races, New Mexico voters will be asked a question about Bond C, a nearly $120 million bond issue to renovate and upgrade higher education facilities. IAIA has been included in this initiative. If approved by voters, IAIA's funding will go toward new classrooms and visitor's center. 

State officials say there will be no tax increases. Help IAIA and higher education in New Mexico by approving General Obligation Bond C.  Absentee voting starts Oct. 20. The general election is Nov. 6. 
For more information about General Obligation Bond C and a listing of projects, go to educationbondc.com/index.html.

library core faculty poetry readings  

IAIA's Library will host a series of poetry readings from core faculty starting this month. The readings are free and open to the public:

4 p.m. Oct. 23 - Dean Ann Filemyr, who has IAIA's academic dean since 2005, will read from her two recent books of poetry, The Healer's Diary, (Sunstone Press, 2012) and Growing Paradise (LaNana Creek Press, 2011). Her awards include Honorable Mention for the poem, Love Enough, in the Robinson Jeffers 2012 Tor House Award.

4 p.m. Nov. 27 - Jon Davis, IAIA's Creative Writing Department chairman since 1990, will read from his recent works. He has published six books of poetry, most recently, Preliminary Report (Copper Canyon Press, 2010). In July, Davis was named Santa Fe's poet laureate. He has been awarded two NEA Fellowships, a Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship, a Lannan Residency, and a Lannan Literary Award.

Penny Wars start Oct. 3  
help fight breast cancer & new student art therapy group forming

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to aid in the fight against this disease the Center for Student Life will hold the 4th Annual Penny Wars starting Oct. 3. The contest awards a pizza or coffee and donut party to the student hall, family housing unit or campus department that collects the most points by collecting pennies or higher denomination bills, such as $10 or $20. The contest is open this year to all departments. All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The winning hall or department will be announced Nov. 2. Those wishing to participate are asked to create a bucket with their department's or hall's name and bring it by the Housing Office by 5 p.m. Oct 2. More information about the contest is available on the Student Life tab in Blackboard.

Additionally, Student Life will host "Pink Fridays" in October. Any student, staff or faculty wearing pink on Fridays will be awarded a ticket for a raffle drawing for pink pins or water bottles, or local store, movie or restaurant gift cards on that day.

Student Life is also seeking students interested in creating an art therapy group led by intern Linnea Knoespela, a graduate student from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. Depending on the wishes of the participants, the group could explore ideas for creating an ideal life path or conduct exercises to discover self or explore healthy relationships through art. Contact Counselor Greer McSpadden at 424-5758 or gmcspadden@iaia.edu for more information. 


new Institutional Advancement Director

Alex Shapiro has been selected as the new director of the Office of Institutional Advancement, replacing interim director Emily Dwyer. Prior to IAIA, he served as director of Development and Communications for Las Cumbres Community Services, a health care and social service organization in Northern New Mexico. Alex moved to Santa Fe in 2008 from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was development director at the Museum of Performance and Design. Other previous positions include development director at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, development director at the San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind, and executive director of DanceCleveland. Alex holds a B.A. from Columbia University in New York. He also is an artist. Using lampwork techniques, he works in glass to produce beads and jewelry. In his spare time, he volunteers with the Rotary Club of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and the Santa Fe Community College.

Alex oversees IAIA's Institutional Advancement office, which includes alumni relations, and marketing and communications. He is also responsible for all external major fundraising on campus, including raising money for scholarships and IAIA's endowment.     

Courtesy NMEGW  

student glass demonstration and recycling

The New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop and some IAIA seniors and other volunteers will host a glass recycling and glassblowing demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 on the IAIA campus. The Students Making Change event will highlight the importance of recycling glass -- students will be placing glass recycling barrels around campus. The collected glass will be crushed and used for the Oct. 30 event.

Students and experienced glassblowers will also explain the art form, as well as allow viewers to help crush glass and stamp hot glass melted from the recycled glass. For more information, email or call info@nmegw.org or 473-0087.

The seniors interning with the NMEGW have also started a blog about their glasswork and senior projects at nmegwprojects.blogspot.com


IAIA's Alumni Assocation is seeking artists for the 6th Annual Holiday Art Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 8 at the IAIA campus. All alumni, faculty, students, staff and other Native American artists are welcomed.

A non-refundable deposit of $20 ($10 for students and clubs) is required with an application to reserve your space. Payment of the entire booth fee is required by Nov. 30. Click here for more information or to download an application.    
Dome Manager Ethan Bach's article in Media-N 
iaia in the news  

Here's a re-cap of some of the recent news stories about IAIA and its centers:

Screening of Planetarium Dome Art, Report - New Media Caucus Media-N Journal

Art Meets Science at IAIA Event - Albuquerque Journal North

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calendar of events

Museum of Contemporary Native Arts


Ongoing - December 31   
50/50: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years 
Fifty influential artists and IAIA alumni
exhibit works created at IAIA during the
five decades the institute has been open.

Ongoing - December 31

Four Fall Concurrent Solo Exhibitions

Four IAIA alumni present their work
in solo exhibitions.



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October 3 - The CLE will have a greenhouse

open house at noon for the IAIA campus.  

Peach ice cream made from peaches harvested from IAIA's farm will be served. 


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October 4 - The Associated Student Government will host Pizza with the President, a Q & A session with IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin, at noon in the CLE conference room 1. Click here for more information.

October 6 -25 - Primitive Edge Gallery's annual Art in the Raw exhibition. Click here for more information.

October 13
- IAIA's 50th Anniversary celebration. Click here for more information.

December 6 -
The New Media Arts Department will showcase its student short film projects at 6:30 p.m. in the IAIA Auditorium. Admission is free. For more information, contact James Lujan, jlujan@iaia.edu or 424-5716.
December 8
- The IAIA Alumni Association will host the 6th Annual Holiday Art Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the IAIA campus. The association has put out a call for artists. For more information, click here.


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