“Creating New Futures from the Past: Nanibaa Beck and Jared Tso”
Native artists are frequently categorized along a binary of traditional or non-traditional, sometimes rigidly so, defined not only by outside forces but also the communities and backgrounds from which they come. For cultures and communities to move forward, however, the maintenance of tradition hinges not only on the capacity to preserve the old, but also the ability to innovate and develop. 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 constantly evolve out of the unbreakable spirit of innovation, pulling the past into the present and driving the present into the future.This year’s speaker series explores the ways that artists create new traditions and ways of thinking vis-à-vis their roles as creatives. Throughout the series of intimate conversations, speakers will address the inseparable relationship between tradition and innovation.
All discussions will be held at the School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 from 6:00-7:30pm. These events are free and open to the public.
The Friends of the Wheelwright Museum invite you to learn about Emerging Artists: Nanibaa Beck (Diné) - Jewelry Hollis Chitto (Mississippi Choctaw/Laguna/Isleta) - Beadwork Matagi Sorenson (Yavapai-Apache) - Jewelry Jared Tso (Diné) - Pottery
Lecture in the Wheelwright Library | Doors Open at 2:00 P.M. Lecture starts at 2:30 P.M.
Artwork will be available for purchase during the event.
This classic location brings together an array of Native artists and their creations each year!
Walk around the Plaza already dripped in Xmas lights and visit us inside La Fonda. A perfect setting for your holiday shopping in Santa Fe.
Visit Nanibaa and her father, Victor Sr. at their booth - LUMPKINS BALLROOM (LB) #49 !
Nanibaa’s piece is both a 20-minute video and necklace (see the necklace on ESMoA website, GRID, #9), informing the viewer of the complexities of her family's connection with coal development on the Navajo Nation.
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It is NotAbove's FIRST time attending and showing at this event.
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