Aric Chopito: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2010 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow
Artist Talk, SAR Boardroom and the Dubin Studio
Thursday, November 11, 2010, 5:30–6:30 pm
The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to welcome Aric Chopito as the 2010 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow. Aric will be in residence from September 1–December 1, 2010. SAR will host a lecture, reception, and open studio for Aric toward the end of his fellowship in the SAR Boardroom.
As one of the few weavers practicing at Zuni Pueblo today, Aric Chopito strongly believes in perfecting his weaving techniques and passing on his knowledge to future generations. According to Aric, “Weaving is my footprint impressions I leave for my Native People to follow. I am a self-taught weaver, learning from the footsteps my forefathers left for me.”
While at the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), Aric plans to create a kilt using a semi-brocade technique. This will allow the whole kilt fabric and design to be woven together. Aric intends to research textiles in the IARC collection as inspiration for this unique project. In explaining his motivations for his application for the fellowship, he said:
My main desire for applying… is to market my weaving abilities to my people using the vast resources of this organization… My experience has led me to understand that it takes but one individual to make a change. If that one individual desires to learn and carry on the art, we are one more fiber stronger.
Admission free and open to the public
RSVP to (505) 954-7205 or iarc[at]sarsf.org by Monday, November 8, 2010.