IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

IAIA to Host the Tides Project March 17

Santa Fe, NM | Feb 13, 2013 –

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) announces it will host The Tides Project, a live multimedia arts collaborative performance event with music, film, art, and poetry on 2-4 p.m. March 17. The event is free and open to the public.

Eight artists – three from Santa Fe – from across the country and the world were invited to make original work in a highly collaborative project hosted by the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation.  They gathered for five weeks in summer 2012 on Great Cranberry Island, Maine, to live beside the sea and allow the nature of tides to inform them as they shared studios, living spaces, meals, and their artistic processes. Two musicians, three visual artists, a fiber artist, a poet and a documentary filmmaker will share the culmination of this artistic adventure with photographs, prints, drawings, music, film, fiber art, and poetry. Artist books, music, and artwork from the project will be for sale. The event also will premiere the 10 handmade limited edition artist books designed by LaNana Creek Press of Nacogdoches, Texas, as a treasure chest incorporating all of the creative products of The Tides Project.
The eight participating artists came from Santa Fe, Nacogdoches, London, England and Portland to explore a number of inter-related questions: How does close and attentive relationship with the land and waters inform our artistic expression? How does one artist respond to another? How does one form of artistic expression influence another form? The Tides Project provided a unique challenge and gave the quest for creativity new meaning.

Artists include:

  • Poet Ann Filemyr, Academic Dean at IAIA (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Documentary filmmaker Beverly Morris (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Textile artist  Marguerite Wilson (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Master printmaker Charles Jones (Nacogdoches, Texas)
  • Artist Corinne Jones (Nacogdoches, Texas)
  • Photographer Robbie Lacomb-Roach (Nacogdoches, Texas)
  • Singer/songwriter Michael Mandrell (Portland, Oregon)
  • British experimental music composer Lawrence Ball (London, England)

Contact Information

Ann Filemyr, 505-424-2354 or afilemyr@iaia.edu

or Marguerite Wilson, 505-670-7219 or marguerite@cybermesa.com