Opening Reception: Friday, June 3rd, from 6 to 8 p.m.
From May 31 through June 22, the ArtGallery at San JuanCollege will show “Four Visions,” an exhibit of works by Native American women artists Esther Belin, Gloria Emerson, Jennifer Kaskalla, and Venaya Yazzie. The public is invited to a reception to meet the artists on June 3, from to
Esther Belin is a multi-media artist, dabbling in poetry, two-dimensional art and film/video. She received her formal education from the University of California-Berkeley, and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe. She received the 2000 American Book Award for her first volume of poetry From the Belly of My Beauty. She lives in Durango with her husband and four daughters.
Gloria Emerson is visual artist, poet, and freelance consultant working in the fields of Indian education and art. Emerson says she “may be the oldest Dine woman painting in . . . what I call cultural expressionism.” She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver in 1962, her master’s degree in education from Harvard in 1972, and attended the Institute of American Indian Arts from 1987 to1990. Emerson’s paintings have been shown in solo and group exhibitions for over 25 years.
Venaya J. Yazzie has participated in group exhibitions, art shows and festivals since 1994. After graduating from FarmingtonHigh School in 1991, Yazzie studied English at San JuanCollege, earned her associate’s degree in two-dimensional art from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, her bachelor’s degree in art from FortLewisCollege, and has done graduate studies in creative writing at NorthernArizonaUniversity. She says “Every day I live with one foot touching down in contemporary society, while my other foot is immersed in the beauty of what my Diné society and culture offers.”
Art Gallery hours are , Monday through Thursday, and , Friday.
For more information call (505) 566-3464.
Fine Art Gallery: located in the Henderson Fine Arts Building, across from the box office.Student Gallery: located at the top of the stairs in the new West Classroom Complex.
4601 College Boulevard
Farmington, New Mexico 87402