A painting of a blue, snowy landscape with a piece of land in the distance.

SOLD OUT Symposium: Hearts of Our People—The Legacy, Relationships & Power of Native Women Artists

Panels of artists and scholars will explore themes related to the special exhibition “Hearts of Our People, Native Women Artists,” opening June 2.

1pm Legacy

Jolene Rickard, Janet Catherine Berlo, DY Begay, Jill Ahlberg Yohe (moderating)

Revealing how the transmission of techniques, iconography, historical narratives, and an understanding of the artist’s role as culture bearer links contemporary artists with their ancestors.

2pm Relationships

Anita Fields, Carla Hemlock, Ruth Phillips, Dakota Hoska (moderating)

Discussing the Native concept of “kincentricity,” which envisions an interconnection among people, animals, plants, and the elements in a world view that prompts greater accountability for all beings.

3pm Power

heather ahtone, America Meredith, Katie Bunn Marcuse, Teri Greeves (moderating)

Exploring how Native art frequently references the specific agency that women exercise in their communities, not only as diplomats, but also as artists, mothers, and culture bearers.

About the exhibition:
Women have long been the creative force behind Native art. Presented in close cooperation with top Native women artists and scholars, this first major exhibition of artwork by Native women honors the achievements of over 115 artists from the United States and Canada spanning over 1,000 years. Their triumphs—from pottery, textiles, and painting, to photographic portraits, to a gleaming El Camino—show astonishing innovation and technical mastery.

The Symposium is sold out – Non ticketed, free overflow will be offered in Wells Fargo Community Room.