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MoCNA Skype with Artist Melanie Yazzie
Thu, April 6, 2017, 10:30 am–11:30 am
Join IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts and artist Melanie Yazzie (Diné) as we discuss Yazzie’s art practice and work in our current exhibition, New Impressions -Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking currently on display at MoCNA. This discussion will happen via Skype, a video phone call, when projected onto a large screen allows for dynamic virtual dialogue.
About the Artist:
Melanie Yazzie is of the Salt Water Clan and Bitter Water Clan of the Diné People of North Eastern Arizona. She is Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her works belong to many collections, including the Anchorage Museum of History & Art, the Art Museum of Missoula, and Kennedy Museum of Art. Yazzie has exhibited nationally and internationally in places such as Alaska, California, New Mexico, New York, Florida, New Zealand, France, Russia, Canada, and Japan. She often takes part in collaborative art projects with indigenous artists in New Zealand, Siberia, and Australia. Of her journeys she says: “It’s at these gatherings and traveling from place to place that fuels my work and revitalizes my spirit!”
Free to the public.