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IAIA Alumni—Unveiling of Artist Guest Rooms at Nativo Lodge
May 5, 2016, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm| Free
Four IAIA Alumni have been selected to transform guest rooms into works of art at Nativo Lodge, a Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. hotel. This bold artist room project is the first of its kind in New Mexico and has been going on since 2013. “These Native American artist rooms offer our guests a very unique experience unlike anything else in New Mexico,” said Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. CEO Jim Long. “Most people experience art in galleries or museum settings. The opportunity for our hotel guests to sleep in a guest room that is an art piece in itself is one of the most exciting and stimulating experiences anywhere. These artist guest rooms, designed by Native American artists, are deeply rooted in cultural traditions but express themselves in surprising ways. These artist rooms take the hotel guest room experience to another level.”
Four IAIA Alumni
- Ishkoten Dougi (Jicarilla Apache/Navajo), ’96
- Peterson Yazzie (Navajo), ’05
- Geraldine Tso (Diné), ’89
- Estella Loretto (Jemez Pueblo), ’72
Acclaimed Native American contemporary artists and IAIA alumni Ishkoten Dougi, Peterson Yazzie, Geraldine Tso, and Estella Loretto are New Mexico artists that have received local and national attention. Nativo Lodge partnered with IAIA to select these featured artists for this project.
The open house is free and open to the public.