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A Celebration Of Native Artists In Santa Fe

on September 15, 2017 - 7:25am
IAIA News:
SANTA FE — The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) invites the public to join their artists-in-residence in learning about their craft through a free, hands-on event 1-2:30 p.m., Sept. 23.
IAIA also will host a free dinner, open to the public, 5-6:30 p.m., Sept. 28 in honor of their Native artists-in-residence. The artists’ studios will be open for viewing after the dinner.
Along with Native artists Leanne Campbell and Marlene Ann Nielsen, weaver Janice George has been an artist-in-residence at the IAIA for the month of September. Her art, and the history and importance behind it, is detailed in her book Salish Blankets: Robes of Protection and Transformation, Symbols of Wealth (Univ. Nebraska Press, 2017), co-authored with Leslie H. Tepper and Willard Joseph. Drawing on first-person accounts of Salish community members, object analysis, and earlier ethnographic sources, the authors offer a wide-ranging material culture study of Coast Salish lifeways.
More information about the artists and the dinner can be found at For more information about Salish Blankets, visit
Praise for Salish Blankets:
“This book does so many things well ... The sensitive and intelligent discussion reveals the difficulties of research and interpretation of an art form that was changing and in flux for many generations ... The authors have nimbly stitched together the fragments to create a whole.” —Barbara Brotherton, curator of Native American art at the Seattle Art Museum.