Last week, I was honored to be a part of Steven Yazzie‘s Indigenous Tours Project. This series of art works are narratives of Indigenous people and they function as a community outreach project that reinterprets land, peoples, and histories. Steve is a Navajo/Laguna multidisciplinary artist working out of Phoenix, Arizona. He’s a painter, sculptor, performance, installation, and film/video artist.
Posts tagged ‘Native American Art’
Out west, where the drought reigns supreme and our days are already in the 80s, it’s Heard Indian Market Weekend. The crown jewel is the Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market, but there are five other great openings orbiting around this event. It’s going to be a busy weekend and guess what, our drought is going to end; we’re supposed to get an inch of rain during market weekend! Please come out and support Native arts despite any inclement weather.
At a recent art opening, I saw something I hadn’t seen in a long time—truly different Native American art—work that didn’t build on anything I’d seen before, yet had all the historic and contemporary cultural references that make it Native American art with one important distinction, this work resists labels and categorization.
March 1, 2013
Things have a really funny way of working. My life just came around full circle, when I had the opportunity to speak at Colorado State University (CSU) in February. As an alumnus, I was honored. As a former student, I vividly remember what it was like the first time I saw a guest lecture at CSU. I thought to myself, “I want to do that!” My mind was opened in a way it hadn’t been before and I walked through the opening. Twenty years later, I have a PhD and I’m the invited lecturer speaking at my Alma Mater.