She Walks in Beauty: Intricate Form
A Writing Party with Kathleen Willard
Saturday, March 16, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
$15 members, $20 non-members
Melanie Yazzie, Navajo sculptor, painter and printmaker, uses playful imagery in her series of prints to tell her life story. The balls of yarn from the wool her mother spun to make traditional Navajo rugs, a dog mask from Halloween, tools, toast, and other imagery from her life dances through her series of prints narrating the wonderment and happiness of life. Sydney Pursel uses costume, dance and video to narrate her identity-based narrative. How does she reconcile her bi-racial heritage- Native, Celtic and Irish-American? What advice will you receive from her Medicine Man Infinite Wisdom Machine? Put a quarter in the machine and find out. Brenda Mallory uses recycled materials to stitch together and celebrate her Native heritage by using disparate materials to destabilize the viewer. Think about your wonderment, your heritage, your costume, your dance, your destabilization and come ready to write.
Register Here! Before 3/14/19
Featuring Dr. Doreen Martinez, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies, CSU, Department of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies & Gender Research
“Seeing Art through Indigenous Spaces”
Indigenous ways of seeing, listening, and living in the world are often represented in nuance, discreet, and coded forms as well as poignant, bold and striking messaging. Art is a space of Indigenous ways of being that this talk will share.
Dr. Doreen E. Martinez is of Mescalero, Apache and Pennsylvania Dutch lineage. She is a transnational Indigenous epistemologist with a Sociology PhD. Her scholarly expertise is in Indigenous knowledge systems, research methodologies, visual culture, and, sociopolitical land and environment issues. Her projects address and include mis/understandings of identity, collective philosophies, contemporary and historical belief practices, and nation-state influences.
Lunch is served at Jay’s Bistro, 135 W Oak St.
Learn how to make a coiled basket with fiber artist, Elizabeth Morisette. She will teach you how to create a basket using the ancient technique of coiling. Using a variety of papers, participants will experiment with texture and color to form a unique paper vessel.
All materials are provided.
Sunday, March 10, 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
Ages Teen to Adult
Preregistration is required.
$25 per class ($20 for members)
House Concert with Cary Morin
Full Throttle Native Americana Fingerstyle Blues, Acoustic Music, Blues, Folk, Americana
Described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today,” Cary Morin brings together the great musical traditions of America and beyond like no other. With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that alternately convey melodic elation and gritty world-weariness, Morin crafts an inimitable style often characterized as acoustic Native Americana with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance. – From Cary Morin on Facebook
Sponsored by Dan Ostergren, Au.D.
Ear, Nose and Throat Associates of Northern Colorado
There will be no sales at the door, so register today!!
Experience art at a new level and use it to inspire your writing. Internationally known poet, Jodie Hollander, teaches this workshop, in which participants respond poetically to exhibitions at the museum. Students will study examples of celebrated poems that respond to or were inspired by art. Then students will be led through a variety of writing activities inspired by the art, ultimately leading to a draft of an original poem. Students will discuss poetic techniques such as the use of vivid imagery, the importance of sonics, how to shape a poetic line as well as techniques for drafting and revision. No experience necessary.
Register Here by 2/21/19
Minimum to run the class: 10, Register by Tuesday, February 19
Price: Non member price $25.00; Member price $20.00
Lisa Hatchadoorian, MoA Executive Director, will lecture on Native American art. The $30.00 price includes lunch at Jay’s Bistro, presentation, museum admission and a tour of the exhibition.
Friday, February 22, 12:00 – 2:00 PM.
Sponsored in part by Marilyn Cockburn, Carol Ann Hixon and Gary Hixon Designs.
Come hang out with other cool teens, eat free pizza and do a hands-on art project.
So that we know how much pizza to have on hand, please fill out the reservation form below. Thank you!
Sponsored in part by Slyce Pizza.
If you would like to be on a waiting list, please call Gloria at 970-482-2787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop is an introduction to this new and unique method for making prints. The focus is on making simple stencils and abstract work that allows time to discover how you can use this method to make your own prints without a printing press in your own home! You will learn the basics of working with Gelli Plates and make a small series of monotypes in this workshop. All materials will be provided for the participants, though we do ask you to bring an apron or wear a work shirt.
The workshop is led by Melanie Yazzie, Professor Art Practices and Head of Printmaking the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado.
Ages 18+, $100.00 for non-members and $75.00 for MoAFC members. No prior experience is needed. Limited to 12 participants.
Sponsored by Dr. Peter Springberg.
Come explore Native American culture with a different project each week.
Instructor: Elizabeth Morisette, MoA Education Director
Price is per class and includes supplies.
Tuesdays in February from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
February 5, 12, 19 & 26
Ages 7 -12.
Preregistration is required.
$15 per class ($10 for members)