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2023 Fall IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition: Liminal Reflections

Thu, November 16, 2023Fri, December 8, 2023

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<em>Liminal Reflections</em> Exhibition Students

Liminal Reflections Exhibition Students

Join the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) for the 2023 Fall IAIA Graduating Senior Exhibition, Liminal Reflections, an exhibition representing the culminating achievements of the Fall graduating BFA in Studio Arts and BFA in Museum Studies students. The opening reception is Thursday, November 16, 6–8 pm at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery.

The exhibition will be on view from November 16 through December 8, 2023. Liminal Reflections will feature both conceptually and traditionally informed bodies of work and research developed during the student’s final semester of study and academic experiences.

During the Opening Reception, stop by the PAFC Black Box Theater at 7 pm for Simona L. Rael’s (Latina) ’23 “Da Show,” a theatrical fashion show of collective prayer and healing through fashion performance, live dance, and music. Through an eclectic mix of cultures and backgrounds Chula Punk (Rael) uplifts people to feel beautifully confident in themselves, and free of social judgements. All clothing is re-purposed, upcycled, destroyed, and reconstructed to be aesthetically whimsically punk.

Important Dates

  • Thursday, November 16, 6–8 pm: Opening Reception (Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery)
  • Thursday, November 16, 7–8 pm: “Da Show” (Black Box Theater) featuring graduating senior Simona L. Rael (Latina) of Chula Punk presents Da Show, a theatrical fashion show of collective prayer and healing through fashion performance, live dance, and music. Come experience Da Show’s concert with the band Sequence, dancers, and models in Chula Punk designs.
  • Thursday, November 16, 7:30 pm: Storytelling (Sculpture and Foundry Building) featuring Corey Torivio (Haa’ku), the father of graduating senior Gabrielle Becenti (Haa’ku, Hopi, and Diné), will be sharing stories in the Sculpture and Foundry Building.
  • Thursday, November 16–Friday, December 8: Liminal Reflections Exhibition (Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery)

Participating Artists

  • Gabrielle Becenti (Haa’ku, Hopi, and Diné)
  • Nathan T. Blacksheep (Navajo)
  • DeMar Galloway (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes)
  • Raymond George Growingthunder (Nakoda and Dakota)
  • Kaitlyn Jones (Diné)
  • Zonnie Miera (Cochiti Pueblo and Navajo)
  • Simona L. Rael (Latina)
  • Carl H. Tuzroyluke (Tlingit, Iñupiat, and Nisga’a)

The Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery is in the Academic Building on the IAIA campus just north of the Dance Circle. The reception will be open to the public. A light dinner and refreshments will be served. Free parking is available in the lot south of the Lloyd Kiva New Welcome Center, accessed from the main entrance.

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Thu, November 16, 2023
Fri, December 8, 2023
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Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)


Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508 United States
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