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Ira Lujan: Taosoan Glass
Fri, January 27, 2017–Fri, April 21, 2017| Free
The Ira Lujan: Taosoan Glass exhibition features glass works for sale by Ira Lujan (Taos/Onkay Owingeh Pueblo) on display in the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’s (MoCNA) Store.
In the summer of 2000, Lujan was introduced to glass blowing in Taos, NM where he apprenticed with foremost glass artist Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo). Lujan also studied under Native glass artist Preston Singletary (Tlingit) at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass School. “Working with Tony Jojola brought forth the possibilities of incorporating native themes and influences along with ancient techniques of glass blowing,” said Lujan.
Today, Lujan’s work is influenced by everyday scenes in contemporary Native America. When asked about how Lujan feels about glass work, he said, “I am fascinated by the movement of hot glass and the way it captures light—creating Native American Art with this new medium is exciting.”