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The University Museum Presents ‘Hopi Artist Work Shop’ @ University Museum
October 24 - October 28
The Hopi Artist Workshop
If you happened to attend the Living in Sacred Continuum event and exhibition, hosted in the Spring Semester by the University Museum, you may have met some of these inspiring Hopi artists already. As a continuation of that beautiful event and exhibition (Still open for viewing at NMSU’s American Indian Center), the University Museum will be hosting a collaborative outreach program in which the artists will showcase their expertise and engage with the public and NMSU students!
For a full schedule of events for the Hopi Artist Workshop: Please click the following link.
**All lectures and hands-on workshops are free and open to the public!
Meet the Artists
Gwen Setalla practices traditional Hopi pottery using traditional techniques learned from her mother starting at the age of five. These techniques include the sourcing of all her materials from the clay to the pigments. Experimentation in different clay sources and paint pigments also inform her work. She has lectured at many academic institutions, including the Museum of Northern Arizona, Arizona State Park, and Fort Lewis College. Gwen works for Homolovi State Park and was invited to be the master potter for pottery classes at the University of Arizona. Gwen will be providing a public lecture about traditional Hopi pottery and visiting pottery classes at NMSU during the Hopi Artist Workshop!
Gerald Lomaventema is a Hopi silversmith who practices traditional Hopi overlay taught by Hopi artist Fred Kabotie and his brother-in-law, Paul Saufkie, the innovators of the technique. Gerald has won the division and category in the Santa Fe Indian Market in jewelry in 2016 and was the recipient of the SFA Master-Apprentice Artist Award in 2016. Gerald expands his work as a mentor to young Hopi men and women which he teaches traditional Hopi overlay techniques and provides them the opportunity to learn about their culture and their identity. Gerald will be offering lectures and demonstrations while attending the Hopi Artist Workshop!
Ramson Lomatewama is an award-winning glass artist, jeweler, poet, teacher, and traditional style katsina doll carver. He is the first glassblower from the Hopi tribe. His work fuses traditional imagery with new mediums emphasizing their significance to the Hopi people. He has shown at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Museum of Northern Arizona, Fusing Traditions, a traveling exhibition, and the San Diego Museum of Man Show. He was also selected as the 2005 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native American Fellow at the School of Advanced Research. He has also released his own books of poetry including Silent Winds, Poetry of One Hopi, Ascending the Reed, and Drifting Through Ancestor Dreams. Ramson will be bringing his mobile glass blowing unit to NMSU to provide public hands-on demonstrations in addition to visiting classes for creative writing, art, and anthropology classes.