President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour
Revolt Lounge with Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo)
As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, Legacy Circle, and Bandelier level, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour with President Michael F. Brown and Pueblo artist, Virgil Ortiz. On the 341st anniversary of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, Ortiz will unveil his latest project, Evolution Eventually, live at this event. Attendees will be the first to view this collection.
Historic events like the 1680 Pueblo Revolt may not immediately spring to mind when you think of science fiction, but blending the two have occupied Ortiz for some time. Thus spurs his inspiration for his latest project, Evolution Eventually.
Humans wearing masks that resemble a non-human face. The evolution of the masses required to wear personal protective equipment to minimize exposure to contamination, and non-humans wearing masks to protect themselves from humans. Their face covers are designed to resemble non-human faces so that their identities are not revealed—evolution eventually.
An illustration and deep-dive into the current status, affect, and aftermath of American society coping with a global pandemic.
This event is free and open to members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, Legacy Circle, and Bandelier level. Please RSVP to Lindsay Archuleta at email@example.com and she will send you the instructions to join via Zoom. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.
Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) moves into a new era combining art, décor, fashion, video, and film. One of the most innovative potters of his time, Ortiz’s exquisite works have been exhibited in museum collections around the world including the Stedelijk Museum- Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; Paris’s Foundation Cartier pour I’art Contemporain; the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian; the Virginia Museum of Fine Art; and the Denver Art Museum.
Ortiz, the youngest of six children, grew up in a creative environment in which storytelling, collecting clay, gathering wild plants, and producing figurative pottery was part of everyday life. His grandmother Laurencita Herrera and his mother, Seferina Ortiz, were both renowned Pueblo potters and part of an ongoing matrilineal heritage. “I didn’t even know it was art that was being produced while I was growing up,” he remembers. Ortiz keeps Cochiti pottery traditions alive but transforms them into a contemporary vision that embraces his Pueblo history and culture and merges it with apocalyptic themes, science fiction, and his own storytelling.
Learn more about Virgil Ortiz and his work at virgilortiz.com.