Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Native Art Center is proud to present Monoprints and fashion STATEMENT in honor of National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month History

MONOPRINTS from University of Alaska Fairbanks Workshop is an exhibition in collaboration and partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Native Arts Center and Printmaking Program, the International Gallery of Contemporary Art, artist and professor Melanie Yazzie from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and Alaska Native Artists and students, Kathleen Carlo, Erin Gingrich, Eric Hamar, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Erica Lord, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Junko Yanagda, Marjorie Tabone, and Denis Keogh. Initially Kelliher-Combs intended to work solo with guest artist, Melanie Yazzie but realized what a wonderful opportunity it would be to share her with young Alaska Native Arts Students and other Alaska Native Artists at her Alma mater UAF. The intense 2-day workshop yielded many prints but more important was the energy, creativity, learning, sharing, and new made friendships. These prints are a very small sampling of what was created.

This exhibition and printmaking workshop held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, April 2011, were made possible through a generous grant from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

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