IARC Seminars


SARJanuary 29–February 1, 2007American Indian Artists in Recovery: The Socioeconomic and Religious Issues Surrounding Art and AddictionFacilitated by Sam English, Anishanabe and Michael Kabotie, HopiAt this groundbreaking seminar, 10 Native artists came together to explore the journey from substance abuse to recovery from addiction and its relationship to both creative processes and broader indigenous issues.
SARMarch 25–29, 2007Marketing Maria: Creating the LegacyFacilitated by Kathy Whitaker, Director, Indian Arts Research Center, SARThis seminar gathered scholars to discuss the career of San Ildefonso potter Maria Martinez, with particular attention being paid to the politics behind the emphasis on Martinez as a model Pueblo woman rather than exceptionally talented artist.
Art, Gender, and CommunityNovember 15–16, 2007Art, Gender, and CommunityFacilitated by Cynthia Chavez Lamar, IARC Director, School for Advanced ResearchThe Art, Gender, and Community seminar brought together 11 Native women artists in various points of their careers to discuss their own work, issues relating to women in the arts, and the future of Native American art. The seminar culminated in a panel discussion, one-day exhibition, and book.
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