Melanie Yazzie: Coded: Works on Paper (Third Floor Foyer)
Representing the West (White Gallery)
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center (Pueblo, CO)
February - May, 2018
- Art Talk with Melanie Yazzi: Saturday February 3 at 11:15AM in the White Gallery
- Ms. Yazzi is this year's juror for our Representing the West exhibition; She is a professor and Area Coordinator, Printmaking with the University of Colorado's Department of Art & Art History
Melanie Yazzie - Wandering - Monotype - 2011
The Representing the West: A New Frontier juried art show features both non-traditional subject matters, materials, and concepts as well as traditional depictions of the West, including audio and video pieces. Over $5,000 in prize money is awarded during this exhibition, along with a coveted "People's Choice" title which is bestowed by public vote affording the opportunity for the winning artist to show a solo exhibit at the Arts Center.
- Representing the West: February 2 - May 6
Melanie is the juror for Representing the West this year. As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie's work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. She is of the Salt and Bitter Water clans. Her work follows the Diné dictum "walk in beauty" literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates both personal experiences, as well as the events and symbols from Dine culture.
- Melanie Yazzie: Coded: Works on Paper: February 2 - May 13
Admission $8 Adults, $6 Children, Military, and Seniors 65+. Arts Center Members always free. Wed-Sat 11AM - 4PM, Sun 12-4PM
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center
210 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81003