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MoCNA and the Santa Fe Institute Kick off Series Exploring the Artistic and Scientific Creative Process»

Santa Fe, NM | Sep 10, 2012 –

The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) and the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will kick off a lecture series, Chaos to Complexity: Artists & Scientists Share Insights Into the Creative Process, at 4 p.m. September 29 at MoCNA. The series explores the creative process in art and science. Cochiti Pueblo artist Mateo Romero and SFI Distinguished […]

MoCNA Celebrates 40; T.C. Cannon Estate Sale; Fashion Show and More»

Santa Fe, NM | Aug 13, 2012 –

In 1972, a former Museum of New Mexico employee took a job at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) at its former home, the present grounds of the Santa Fe Indian School, and opened the first exhibition. With the help of IAIA student volunteers, Chuck Dailey organized student work and various beadwork, jewelry, paintings, pottery and […]

Juxtaposition, Identity and Meaning Explored in MoCNA’s Four Fall Concurrent Solo Exhibitions»

Santa Fe, NM | Jul 13, 2012 –

For Debra Yepa-Pappan, her life is her art. Embracing her Native American and Asian background, Yepa-Pappan’s digital images and photographs disclose not only pieces of herself but the urban world around her. “I grew up in the city and my influences have been pop art,” she says of digitally mixing pink teepees and the iconic […]

Fifty Influential Artists Highlighted in New Museum of Contemporary Native Arts show»

Santa Fe, NM | Jun 7, 2012 –

In 1959, a successful Cherokee fashion designer in Scottsdale, Ariz., would organize an exploratory workshop for Native American arts and discuss its prospects. “The future of Indian art lies in the future, not the past-let’s stop looking backward for our standard of Indian art production,” Lloyd “Kiva” New said. “… Let’s be more concerned with […]

Vibrance, Abstracts and Satire in Artist Gerald Cournoyer’s Vision Quest at Lloyd Kiva New Gallery»

Santa Fe, NM | Jun 7, 2012 –

Although he started as a Ledger and portrait artist, Gerald Cournoyer has always used symbolism in his expression, in addition to drawing from his ancestry. “My paintings reflect cosmology of the Lakota Sioux people,” said Cournoyer, an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of Pine Ridge, SD. “The symbolism of the geometric shape, color […]

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