News for Monday, June 15, 2009

Zia Potter, Ulysses Reid, in Residence at SAR

Ulysses ReidUlysses Reid2009 Dubin Fellow. Photograph courtesy Beth Parvin.

The School for Advanced Research (SAR) is pleased to welcome Ulysses Reid as the 2009 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow. Reid will be in residence from June 15 – August 15, 2009. SAR will host a lecture, reception, and open studio for him on August 6, 2009 at 5:30pm in the Board Room.

Before becoming a full-time potter, Reid spent many years dedicating himself to his tribe by working for the Pueblo of Zia language and cultural preservation program. His formal training in pottery began in 2004 when he was awarded a Folk Art Apprenticeship Grant from New Mexico Arts to work with his mentor Rufina Panana. In short order, Reid became known for his work with Zia and Mesa Verde pottery designs.

While at the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), Ulysses will embark on a very personal journey by working closely with the IARC’s Henate Collection. The collection consists of almost 200 pottery design sketches by Andres Galvan. Reid, who is Galvan’s grandson, will be producing pottery and using the sketches in honor of his grandfather, who did not have the opportunity to transform the sketches into three-dimensional form.

Reid has shown at several art shows such as the Santa Fe Indian Market and Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival. He also currently serves on the advisory boards of the New Mexico Historical Records and the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

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