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Student Work from IAIA Professor Rivera’s Studio Arts Class

By the Chronicle Staff Robert Lopez Artist’s statement My artwork revolves around storytelling and fantastical concepts. I work in multiple mediums but stick mainly to drawing, digital artwork, and writing. I tackle political and societal issues in a new light in my works by twisting them into fantasy/uncommon scenarios. My intent is to tell a...
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IAIA Night at Meow Wolf

By Hailey Suina Meow Wolf, Santa Fe’s infamous immersive and interactive art exhibit, is well known for their multidimensional art installation that has enchanted visitors throughout the years. Composed of nearly 200 artists, Meow Wolf strives to showcase the works of artists, architects, sculptors, painters, photographers, video producers and performers. With such a high regard...
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Opinion: “Trail of Lightning” and the Impact of Misrepresentation, Diné Writers’ Collective

By Deborah Svatos You may have seen the book cover. A young Navajo woman, armed and clad in black, boldly stares into the distance, the strike of lightning illuminating the desert sky behind her. At first glance, it may seem innocent enough. After all, representation is often rightfully considered a valuable thing in popular culture....
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Suina Receives Scholarship to Study in New Zealand

By  Jesse Short Bull   When Hailey Suina submitted an  essay  to  study abroad in New Zealand,  she didn’t realize that her writing  would be  one  of out of 6,797 applications to win  the  full scholarship  from  Education New Zealand and Go Overseas.     On  Nov.  1,  2018  surrounded by family, friends  and instructors...
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Poets Share the Truth of Their Words

By  Nancy Beauregard   “Poetry started out as an oral tradition. Before we wrote poems,  we spoke them aloud,” said  poet  Joaquín  Zihuatanejo  at  the Institute of American Indian Arts  on Oct. 4, 2018. The  poetry reading  featured  Zihuatanejo, an IAIA alumnus,  and  Natasha  Carrizosa, both  experts  in  spoken word  poetry  which is  a mix...
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Life on the Navajo Reservation: One Family’s Story

By  Hailey  Suina   Emotional and intimate,  the film  “The Blessing”  explores the life of Lawrence Gilmore, a Navajo coal miner struggling with the repercussions of desecrating a sacred mountain in order to provide for his family. Emmy ® Award winning  team  Hunter Robert Baker and Jordan Fein capture the  personal conflicts of a Navajo...
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Archery Students Learn to Take Aim

By  Deborah Svatos   At the Institute of American Indian Arts, a course taken to meet the college’s  physical  education  requirement  is becoming quite popular with a  number of students  who find they  enjoy  the relaxing qualities of the class.     Once a week  on Friday mornings,  students gather  at  the  IAIA  gym  to...
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