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Rocking the Boat: Tradition as Innovation / IARC 2019 Speaker Series

Mar 23, 2019

The School for Advanced Research is proud to present Rocking the Boat: Innovation as Tradition, a four-part speaker series highlighting the Indian Arts Research Center’s former Native artist fellows and extended community (April 3, 2019 – April 24, 2019).  

Native artists are often categorized along a binary of traditional or non-traditional. These rigid definitions come from outside forces and from within artists’ home communities. In this year’s IARC speaker series, artists explore how honoring tradition requires the capacity to preserve the old, and the ability to innovate and integrate new creativity 

IARC acting director, Elysia Poon, notes, “from the introduction of silver by Navajo metalsmiths, and the development of Plains beadwork out of quillwork, to the creation of the first paintings by Pueblo women artists, traditions have evolved out of an unbreakable spirit of innovation. Artists pull the past into the present and drive the present into the future.”   

All discussions will be held at the School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 from 6:00 pm  7:30 pm. These events are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged. 

Teri Greeves. My Family’s Tennis Shoes. Beads, Converse All-Stars shoes, OshKosh B’Gosh shoes. SAR.2003-16-1

Jason Garcia. “Tewa Tales of Suspense #5 – Behold…Po’Pay”
Clay and mineral pigments. Photo courtesy of artist.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019  

Creating New Futures from the Past: Nanibaa Beck and Jared Tso 

Metalsmith Nanibaa Beck (SAR’s 2018 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow) and potter Jared Tso explore tradition, innovation, and the areas between with Professor David Martinez. Learn more and register…

Wednesday, April 10, 2019  

Power Couple: Cannupa Hanska Luger and Ginger Awapuhi Dunnill 

Multimedia artists Cannupa Hanska Luger and Ginger Awapuhi Dunnill are a remarkable pair. Join them as they talk about the power of two and what it means to be parents running a website for decolonized learning. Senior editor of New Mexico Magazine Alicia Inez Guzmán moderates. Learn more and register…

Wednesday April 17, 2019  

Kiowa-Proud, Sisters in Action: Teri Greeves and Keri Ataumbi 

Jeweler Keri Autumbi and beader Teri Greeves speak about the influence of their mother, have a chat about their career trajectories, the meaning of tradition, and what they hope for future generations of young artists. Close friend and fellow beader Kenneth Williams guides the conversation. Learn more and register… 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019  

Returning Home: Tradition and Innovation in Tewa Country 

Two generations of groundbreaking artists, Potter Lonnie Vigil and clay/printmaking artist Jason Garcia, explore the transformative qualities of art through their careers and artwork with the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s curator Tony Chavarria. Learn more and register… 

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