The New Mexico State University Museum will present a free public artist talk by Linda Lomahaftewa, a Santa Fe-based Hopi-Choctaw painter and printmaker, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29. Light refreshments will be served at 6 p.m.
Lomahaftewa is a participating artist in “Itaa Katsi: Our Life,” the current exhibition of Hopi art at the NMSU University Museum. Her monotype print, “Four Rivers No. 3,” visualizes a story about the Hopi migration path and is currently on display in the museum’s west gallery.
“This is a rare opportunity for the southern New Mexico community and those in surrounding cities to learn about Lomahaftewa’s art practice, as described by the artist herself,” said Michelle J. Lanteri, exhibition lead curator and art history graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Now an instructor with Santa Fe’s Institute of American Indian Arts, Lomahaftewa was one of the first students to attend the school when it opened in 1962. She later studied at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Studio Fine Arts.
Lomahaftewa’s award winning pieces have been exhibited throughout the United States, and internationally in South America, New Zealand, Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Russia and China.
Her work is currently represented in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Heard Museum, as well as The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection at the University of Oklahoma’s Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
For more information about this and other free, community-wide events, visit http://univmuseum.nmsu.edu/
Author: Dana Beasley – NMSU