Thunderbird and Fawns Gouache on Paper, 1941
Velino Shije Herrera
1902-1973, Zia Pueblo
Frank and I are fortunate to be members of the Museum of Northern Arizona. The Museum was founded in 1928 by Captain and Mrs Harold S. Colton and was originally established to protect and preserve the natural and cultural heritage of northern Arizona through research, collections, conservation and education. MNA's mission to inspire a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty and diversity of the Colorado Plateau through collecting, studying, interpreting, and preserving the region’s natural and cultural heritage. As members, Frank and I were able to be married in the courtyard of the Colton House, and a friend of ours is an archeologist working for the Museum.
I'll feature a few of my favorite art pieces from a recent exhibit: "Transending Duality"
"The young artists at Santa Fe Indian School, like Native students all over the country, left their homes behind to get an education at a government operated boarding school. For many, art became a way to maintain a relationship with their now distant sources of identity. They developed a distinctive style building on traditional symbolism and activities such as hunting, tending sheep and attending ceremonies. This visually dynamic exhibition, rich in color and symbolic meaning, looks at the work created by some of the Southwest’s greatest Native painters"
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