SAR Artists Live with Bazille Owen-Reese and Darby Overstreet will take place Wednesday, April 14th at 4 p.m. MDT.
During the month of April on the SAR Instagram, the 2020-2021 Anne Ray Interns, Emily Santhanam (Chickasaw) and Sháńdíín Brown (Diné), will be exploring the vibrant sphere of Indigenous fashion, highlighting the perspectives artists and curators in the field. Join us on April 14th as we chat with Bazille Owen-Reese (Ho-Chunk) and Darby Raymond-Overstreet (Diné/Navajo) who are the co-founders of Just Beaded Things. Just Beaded Things is a collective that creates and sells beaded items hand crafted with intention and originality. Bazille is a beadworker from the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin. Although she is fluent in multiple beading techniques, her work focuses primarily on paaxge or diagonal bead weaving, a style traditional to the Ho-Chunk people. She co-founded, contributes to, and manages the Just Beaded Things beading collective. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2016 with a B.A. in Native American Studies. Darby is an award-winning digital artist and printmaker, through her work she studies, works with and creates Navajo/Diné pattern designs that materialize through portraits, landscapes, and abstract forms. She is also a co-founder and contributor to the “Just Beaded Things” beading collective. Darby graduated from Dartmouth College in 2016 with a B.A. in Studio Arts and Psychology. Together, Bazille and Darby combine their unique skills within Just Beaded Things to bead contemporary jewelry and sell it in the digital marketplace.
Login to your Instagram account and go to SAR’s Instagram page at 4 p.m. (MDT) on April 14th to watch and chat with Bazille and Darby live!
Ever wonder what kind of equipment, materials, techniques, and space artists use to create their work? SAR’s new live series on Instagram takes you into the studio with leading Native American artists to find out this and more. Go behind-the-scenes and into the workspace of the many talented artists SAR has partnered with, both past and present. During this live event, participants can gain insight into the artist’s process, find out where they draw inspiration, and learn how current events are impacting their work and changing their outlook. Hosts Elysia Poon, director of SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center, and Felicia Garcia, curator of education, will interview the artists in a dynamic and informal dialogue guided in part by questions submitted throughout the conversation from the audience via the Instagram Live chat feature.
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