Native artists in residence at the SAR’s Indian Arts Research Center offer talks about their work and how their experience at the School is impacting their creative expression. Most talks are followed by a visit to the Dubin Artist Studio on campus.
This year’s Indigenous Writer in Residence, Thomas Parrie (Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb in west Louisiana), presents on his current collection of short stories. The project, Aztec Sandwiches, is a semi-autobiographical tale of an extended family’s quirks, adventures, victories and defeats through a humorous and often surreal narrative that is a testament to cultural survival.
A reception to meet the artist will take place immediately following the presentation.
Talking about his project, Parrie says:
“I like to laugh. I like to get out those gut-busters. I think, at least in my experience, media that focuses on Native Americans often does so with an eye for creating victims or obeys certain stereotypes. What I want to read is a story that doesn’t do that. I know there are writers who use humor to deliver anger and pain, and I would like to contribute my story that way. A book that is funny and scary and serious? That’s the book I want to write. Although Aztec Sandwiches will hopefully be funny, I also want it to contain moments of terror, doubt, bad decisions, romance, and a bit of the bizarre—all the right ingredients to an honest experience.”
Generous support provided by Lannan Foundation.
Navajo metalsmith Nanibaa Beck presents on her experiences as the 2018 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow. Over the course of her fellowship, Beck has utilized the Indian Arts Research Center collections for inspiration and worked with fellow Native American women metalsmiths. Join the School for Advanced Research on August 9 for her presentation; following the lecture and reception Beck will open her studio to visitors.
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Past Artist Talks
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Warren Montoya Artist Talk, Reception, Open Studio
Warren Montoya is a painter and sculptor from Tamaya (Santa Ana Pueblo) and Kha’Po Owingeh (Santa Clara Pueblo.) During his time at SAR, Montoya has been working on an installation made up of four large paintings and two sculptures.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Loren Aragon Artist Talk, Fashion Show, and Reception
Acoma fashion designer and jeweler, Loren Aragon has been working to create a capsule collection inspired by his time at the Indian Arts Research Center. Join the School for Advanced Research on August 10 to hear about Loren Aragon’s experience as the 2017 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow. The evening will conclude with a visit to the Dubin Studio to see his work, presented as a fashion show.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Public lecture and reception for Gordon Lee Johnson
Gordon Lee Johnson, a Cahuilla/Cupeno living on the Pala Indian Reservation, is the 2017 Indigenous Writer in Residence at SAR. While on campus, he will be working on refining his Rez-noir book, Dog Eyes, which infuses a meat-and-potatoes mystery with real-life Native concerns.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Luanne Redeye, Artist Talk, Reception and Open Studio
Seneca painter and beadworker Luanne Redeye has been working to complete a series of paintings and corresponding beadwork frames that explore both familial and broader social themes ranging from alcoholism and domestic violence to caring and protection.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Lomayumtewa K. Ishii, Artist Talk, Reception and Open Studio
Hopi painter Lomayumtewa K. Ishii has been studying the collections of Pueblo pottery, paintings, and other works at IARC. With the insight thus gained, he has created two paintings with themes inspired by the research he’s done during his fellowship.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Public lecture, reception, and open studio for Carol Emarthle-Douglas
Emarthle-Douglas is a highly accomplished basketmaker, most recently the proud recipient of the Best of Show Award for the 2015 SWAIA Indian Market. In addition, her baskets have been exhibited throughout the United States and can be found in the collections of many museums, including the Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY), Autry National Center (Los Angeles, CA), and Montclair Museum (Newark, NJ).
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Public lecture and reception for Kelli Ford
Kelli Ford is the 2016 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence at SAR and the recipient of the 2016 Elizabeth George Foundation Artistic Grant. While at SAR, she will be working on polishing up her book, Crooked Hallelujah.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Kathleen Wall Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
Join the School for Advanced Research on May 26 to hear about her experience as the 2016 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. The evening will conclude with a visit to the Dubin Studio to see Wall’s work.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Marlowe Katoney – Artist Talk, Reception, Open Studio
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Melissa Melero-Moose: Artist Talk, Reception, Open Studio
Paiute/Modoc painter Melissa Melero has been working on a series of large-scale mixed media paintings inspired by the traditional and contemporary basketry of the Great Basin area. Using organic objects such as willow, pine nuts, cattails, and tule reeds, she plans to reflect the use and importance of these materials to Paiute and Great Basin peoples in her paintings.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Max Early: Poetry Reading
2015 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Fellow
Join us on July 28 for a evening of poetry with Max Early, the SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence. Max will read his original poetry in English and his native Keresan.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Dawn Dark Mountain: Artist Talk, Reception, Open Studio
2015 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow
Join us on May 21 to hear about her experience as the 2015 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow. The evening will conclude with a visit to the Dubin Studio to see Dark Mountain’s work.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Ehren Kee Natay: Artist Talk, Reception, Open Studio
2014 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow
Pleae join Ehren Kee Natay (Kewa/Diné) as he discusses his work during his fellowship at SAR. Natay is a two-dimensional designer and painter interested in examining issues such as cultural amnesia, cross-cultural exchange, gender roles, and the exploration of heritage.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Anthony Belvado: Artist Talk, Reception, Open Studio
2014 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow
Please join Anthony Belvado as he discusses his work at the School for Advanced Research. While at SAR, Anthony has been working to construct at least one tsÃÃâ€™ edoâ€™aâ€™tl (Apache fiddle), which are relatively rare and little documented. His talk will be followed by a visit to the Dubin Studio to view his work.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Iva Honyestewa: Artist Talk, Reception, Open Studio
2014 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow
Join the School for Advanced Research on May 22 to hear about Iva Honyestewa’s experience as the 2014 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Joan Kane in Conversation with Malena Mörling
2014 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence
SAR Indigenous Writer-in-Residence Joan Naviyuk Kane will give a reading of her work. Following a conversation with noted writer Malena Mörling, Kane will read excerpts from her recent writing. Kane, who is Inupiaq, is the author of Hyperboreal and The Cormorant Hunter’s Wife. She has a novel and a third poetry collection underway during her tenure at SAR.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Will Wilson: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2013 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow
Will Wilson (Navajo) is widely recognized for his unusual approach to the world of photography. Please join us to hear about his experience as the 2013 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Glenda McKay: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2013 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow
Glenda McKay is Ingalik-Athabascan. She was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and was taught the skills she uses in doll making at an early age by her mother, grandmother, and aunts. Knowing how to embroider and bead; trap, snare, and tan hides; and gather fruit, roots, bark, and plants has served her well.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Melissa Henry: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2013 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow
Filmmaker Melissa Henry (Navajo) has been working on pre-production for her upcoming film Black Cat in Space (working title), a story about Captain Meow, his robot CuAl6 , and their starship Space Coyote, who travel across the galaxy to stop the vengeful Hiss, Devourer of Worlds.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Writers Reading/Reading Writers: Madeline Miller
Excavating Achilles: Following Homer’s Hero Through the Ages
Author Madeline Miller reads from her 2012 Orange Prize-winning novel, The Song of Achilles, and explores the stories that are at the heart of its creation.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Casandra Lopez in Conversation with Evelina Zuni Lucero
2013 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence
SAR Writer-in-Residence Casandra Lopez is of Cahuilla, Luiseno, Tongva, and Chicana descent. Hosted by noted writer Evelina Zuni Lucero (Isleta/San Juan Pueblo), this event will include a conversation between Lucero and Lopez followed by a reading of Lopez’s work.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Jonathan Loretto: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2012 Rollin and Mary Ella King Fellow
Jonathan Loretto is from Walatowa (Jemez) and Cochiti and has been creating traditional pottery for the past thirty years. This last year, he switched from creating vessels to developing figurative forms. Most recently, he has been creating what he calls â€œstorytelling bobbleheads,â€ which combine the figurative tradition of Cochiti Pueblo with the contemporary pop phenomenon of the bobblehead.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Writers Reading/Reading Writers: Karen Fisher
The Literary Arts Program at SAR, funded by the Lannan Foundation, is pleased to host the fall “Writers Reading/Reading Writers” event, through which notable creative writers read from their own work and discuss selections from writers who have proven influential in their own creative process. In Karen Fisher’s case, historical sources provide this inspiration, including the life of one of SAR’s founding trustees, the anthropologist Alice Cunningham Fletcher.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Louie García: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2012 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow
While at SAR, Louie García intends to complete a 100% wool plaid blanket or manta woven in the traditional diamond and diagonal twill patterns, which are present on historic textiles.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Maile Andrade: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2012 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow
Maile Andrade’s work reflects and is rooted in a native Hawaiian worldview. She creates traditional and contemporary arts using a wide range of media to develop innovative new techniques, materials, and themes.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Writers Reading/Reading Writers: Téa Obreht
Performance by musical trio Rumelia starting at 5:00 pm
The literary arts program at the School for Advanced Research, supported by the Lannan Foundation, is honored to host the spectacularly gifted young writer Téa Obreht in our “Writers Reading/Reading Writers” series.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
David Treuer to Launch New Book at SAR
Celebrated Native novelist David Treuer has gained a reputation for writing fiction that expands the horizons of Native American literature. He will talk at SAR about his first full-length work of nonfiction.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Janice Gould in Conversation with Joy Harjo: Reading, Conversation, & Reception
2012 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence
Monday, November 28, 2011
Franklin Peters: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2011 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow
Emerging artist Franklin Peters of Acoma Pueblo spent three months studying the collections at the Indian Arts Research Center to better understand the techniques and processes of his ancestors.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Writers Reading/Reading Writers: Alan Heathcock
The Literary Arts Program at SAR, funded by the Lannan Foundation, is pleased to host the Fall “Writers Reading/Reading Writers” event, through which notable creative writers read from their own work, as well as discuss selections from writers who have been most influential in their own careers, in Heathcock’s case, Santa Fe novelist Cormac McCarthy.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Brent Michael Davids: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2011 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow
Davids is a world-renowned Mohican composer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has won numerous awards including being named one of the top twenty-nine preeminent American Choral composers by the NEA for its national celebration, American Masterpiece.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Linda Aguilar: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2011 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Fellow
There is a stigma that basketmakers face: “Traditional” or “Non-Traditional.” Linda’s response: “I am both.” She works mostly with horsehair and waxed thread, non-traditional materials, but approaches the weaving in a very traditional manner.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Writers Reading/Reading Writers: Malena Mörling & Tomas Tranströmer
Lannan Literary Fellowship recipient and SAR Research Associate Malena Mörling (UNC Wilmington) will read from her translations of the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, one of the most significant European contemporary poets. She will also read her own poems and discuss the tremendous influence of Tranströmer’s work on her own.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Santee Frazier: Presentation and Discussion
2011 Indigenous Writer-in-Residence
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Aric Chopito: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2010 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow
Aric Chopito is one of the few weavers practicing at Zuni Pueblo today. While at the Indian Arts Research Center (IARC), Aric plans to create a kilt using a semi-brocade technique.
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Duane Slick: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2010 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow
Duane Slick is a multi-media artist working in painting, printmaking, sculpture, books, lectures, and story-telling performances …
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Marla Allison: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2010 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow
Marla will be speaking about her work leading up to and during her tenure at SAR. The lecture will be followed by a visit to the Dubin Studio to view her newly created works.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Adrian Wall: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2009 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Ulysses Reid: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2009 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Pat Courtney Gold: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio
2009 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow