Tuesday, August 16, 2011

"New Mexico Style" Takes the Mystery Out of Pueblo Potting with Kathleen Wall of Jemez

The media is starting to sit up and take notice of the newer generation of Native American artists that has been emerging for some time, and rightly so .Its contingency consists of some of the finest artists in the world, not just the Indian world.  They are taking the traditional and putting their own signature spin on centuries-old styles which helps Native American art to evolve as it always has.

Kathleen Wall of Jemez Pueblo is one such artist. She is a potter, bronze sculptor and installation artist.  She will be one of more than 1100 juried artists participating in the 2011 SWAIA Indian Market, which will be taking place on Santa Fe's historic Plaza this coming weekend.  Known for her whimsical Koshari clown sculptures and masks, Wall also loves to create larger clay sculptures of traditional dancers as well as depict lives in various Native American cultures.

The IAIA- (Institute of American Indian Art) trained artist made an appearance this morning on KASA Fox 2's "New Mexico Style" in Albuquerque to talk about her work, explain the clay sculpting process and talk about her collaborative workshop that will begin at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center on August 29.  For more information about the workshop, contact the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center directly at 505-212-7052.

Watch the interview with "New Mexico Style" hosts Nikki Stanzione and Kristen VanDyke HERE:

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