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CLEARLY INDIGENOUS - Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) + Harlan Reano (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

Conversation in Glass Art with MIAC assistant curator Lillia McEnaney

January 5, 2022 10:00 am through 11:00 am

Breaking the boundaries of what is deemed traditional Indigenous art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture’s new exhibition, Clearly Indigenous, examines how Native artists reinterpret cultural narratives and designs in new mediums. The two-pronged exhibition focuses on how Native artists have melded ancestral ways with new methods and materials in glass, while concurrently examining the historical narrative of how glass art came to Indian Country from a historical perspective.

In this month’s program, Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Harlan Reano (Santo Domingo Pueblo) are in conversation with MIAC assistant curator Lillia McEnaney. Jody Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) is a leading Pueblo potter known for her distinctive designs. Her explorations into glass art appear to have grown from her embrace of more contemporary forms in her work with clay. She was encouraged to work with glass by Preston Singletary and Leroy Garcia, which lead to her collaborat.

Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Harlan Reano has collaborated with Preston Singletary to create Cochiti-style figures and ollas in blown and carved glass. In their first project together, in 2015, Reano designed a series of standing human figures modeled on the Cochiti tradition of clay figures dating to the 1800s. Singletary created the figures in blown glass, and Reano then carved them.

**This event is virtual"

Here is the Zoom registration link & here is the Facebook page