“Walking My Path and Making My Work” a lecture by Melanie Yazzie – Tuesday, March 25, 5:30 pm

She Walks ForwardcroppedSpring 2014

INSIGHTS: The UNM Art Museum Distinguished Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 25, 5:30 pm

Walking My Path and Making My Work

a lecture by

Artist Melanie Yazzie in conjunction with the exhibition: Melanie Yazzie: Geographies of Memory on exhibition in the Main Gallery

The lecture will take place in the Clinton Adams Gallery

As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty” literally, creatingbeautyandharmony.Ms.Yazziealsouseshertravelsaroundtheworldtoconnectwithotherindigenouspeoples.HervisitstoNewZealand,theArctic,thePueblos in the Southwest, and to indigenous peoples of Russia, have been the impetus for continued dialogue about indigenous cultural practices, language, song, story-telling, and survival. Melanie Yazzie has participated in over 150 exhibitions at museums and galleries across the world. She is currently Professor and Head of Printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at University of Colorado Boulder.

Funding for this lecture series is generously provided in part by the Department of Art and Art History and by the Allene H. and Walter P. Kleweno Lecture Series Fund.

Melanie Yazzie, She Walks Forward, 2012; monotype; 42 1/2 x 30  inches; Courtesy of the artist; © Melanie Yazzie; Photo: Margot Geist.