News for Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Southwest Seminars Presents Native Culture Matters Lecture Series To Honor and Acknowledge Indian Art Research Center at SAR

Santa Fe, NM – The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to announce that Southwest Seminars Native Culture Matters Lecture Series is dedicated to and honors the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) at SAR. The nine-week series, beginning Monday, August 15 and continuing through October 10, 2016, features prominent speakers from throughout Indian Country, discussing topics as varied as archaeology, art, literature, film and scholarly research. Each lecture is at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Santa Fe, a Picuris Pueblo Enterprise. Admission to all seminars is by subscription or $12 at the door. For more information, visit, or call Connie Eichstaedt, Director, at 505-466-2775.

IARC Director Brian Vallo (Acoma) will be the first speaker in the Native Culture Matters series on August 15. Vallo will discuss Inside and Outside Legacies of the Pueblo of Acoma.

On August 22, Dr. Suzan Harjo (S. Cheyenne/Hodulgee Mucogee) Curator and Poet, 2004 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow at SAR, will moderate Native Art Talk/Smart Talk Panel, featuring artists Dr. Tony Abeyta (Dineh), 2012 Recipient New Mexico Governor’s Excellence in the Arts Award; Marcus Amerman (Choctaw), 2004 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow at SAR; Dallin Maybee (Seneca/N.Arapaho), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Southwestern Association of Indian Arts and award-winning artist, lawyer, and professional dancer; America Meredith, M.F.A. (Swedish/Cherokee), 2009 Artist Fellow, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian; Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo), 2002 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow at SAR; Della C. Warrior (Otoe-Missouria), Director, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and John Haworth (Cherokee), Senior Executive, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI).

August 29 features Jason Garcia, M.A. (Santa Clara Pueblo), two-dimensional and Native comics artist discussing Inspiration Of A Tewa Artist: Life After SAR. Garcia was the 2007 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow at SAR, where he used the inspiration of the IARC collections to create tiles that represent various stages of the School’s relationship with Santa Clara Pueblo.

September 5 Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo), clay and multimedia installation artist, presents My Artistry in Clay. Wall was the 2016 SAR Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow. While at SAR, she used the Indian Arts Research Center collection to further her knowledge of traditional Native place-names and people.

September 12, Iva Honyestewa, (Shungopavi Village, Second Mesa, Hopi), a basketmaker and of owner of Iskasokpu Gallery, Second Mesa, Arizona, will discuss Weaving Hopi Tradition in Basketry. She was the 2014 SAR Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow, during which time she combined the processes of Hopi plaque weaving with sifter basket weaving. She is also the author of ‘Understanding Access to and Use of Traditional Foods by Hopi Women’ in the Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. She is revising the Hopi Cookbook for the Putavi Project, Hopi Community Health Office and volunteers for Hopi Youth Project.

September 19, Ehren Kee Natay (Dine/Keres), two-dimensional designer, painter, computer graphics, multimedia artist, musician, dancer, teacher, and actor presents Portrayal Of Native Peoples In Film. The 2014 SAR Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow, Natay completed imagery that portrays a lunchtime feeding at a pueblo feast day. His art has received awards from Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. His presentation will focus on his concern about representation of native peoples in film and media.

On September 26, Rose Bean Simpson, M.F.A. (Santa Clara Pueblo), an artist of ceramic sculpture, drawing, printmaking, writing, music, performance, and dance will present Creative Process in Context: Cross Cultural Healing Mechanism; She has participated in group shows: Clay in Japan, Kashihara-Jingumae, Kansai Prefecture; Pop Life, and Relations: Indigenous Dialogue, Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).

On October 3, Dr. Gary Urton, Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Pre-Columbian Studies, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University will present Inka Khipu Project. He is the author of several books on Native and indigenous mythology and former MacArthur Fellow Recipient and Guggenheim Fellow. He is the founder of the Harvard University Khipu Database Project.

October 10, Jeremiah Maybee B.A. (N.Arapaho/Seneca), park ranger (interpretation) at El Morro National Monument and naturalist will discuss Ancient Pathways To Highways: El Morro National Monument. He has had the unique opportunity to learn different ways people have used nature to survive in the Southwest and will share knowledge of many cultures from the 16th -19th centuries who have had interactions, both positive and negative, with indigenous communities in western New Mexico and the routes they used to travel through the medium of historical story-telling.

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