Free Online Exhibit Talk: Hummingbirds and Desert Flowers – Becoming Attractions with Dr. John P. Schaefer

Hummingbirds and Desert Flowers -Becoming Attractions

 

Amerind Free Online Exhibit Talk:

Hummingbirds and Desert Flowers – Becoming Attractions with Dr. John P. Schaefer

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

 

John P. Schaefer, PhD became fascinated with birds as a Boy Scout in the late 1940s, when he chose to pursue a merit badge in Bird Study. His experience of identifying studying bird species stayed with him and bird watching became a passion. Photography also played a role in his personal and professional life but, perhaps surprisingly, he never tried to marry the two until recently. Photographing birds is a distinct challenge, requiring time, patience, and special equipment. Living adjacent to Saguaro National Park in an area with a landscape that has been respected by those around us has made his yard a safe and welcoming environment for wildlife, including visiting and breeding birds. Feeders have attracted Anna’s, Black-chinned, Broad-billed, and Costa’s Hummingbirds to us on a year-round basis. After a few years of getting acquainted, he decided to try his hand at photographing these hummingbirds in action.

Dr. John P. Schaefer enjoys a reputation as a skilled photographer, in addition to his teaching and research. He is founder of the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, the archive center of Ansel Adams’ photography, and the author of three best-selling books on photographic techniques. His photographs have appeared in publications including, “Arizona Highways.”

The online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline082121  

Free Online Gallery Talk – Water Flow: Water Quality on the Hopi Reservation with Photographer Kathleen Velo

 

Free Online Gallery Talk

Water Flow: Water Quality on the Hopi Reservation with Photographer Kathleen Velo

Saturday, July 24, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

During her Amerind presentation, Photographer Kathleen Velo will discuss the process she used to collect water from the Hopi reservation, with the assistance of from Hopi Elder Ernest Taho, and how she created her artistic interpretations of the water. Velo will explain the unique camera-less process she uses to create photograms under the surface of the water. She will also examine the environmental impact of her methods and why this project inspired her to discontinue using this technique.

Kathleen Velo is photographic artist living in Tucson, Arizona. For the past eight years her work has focused on water quality in Arizona and along the Colorado River. She is process driven artist and uses nontraditional methods, such as pinhole cameras and camera-less methods, to create photographic images. Velo finds the interaction of light, space, and the alchemy of photographic materials to be magical. She been awarded numerous grants for her projects and her work is found in collections of museums and individuals around the globe. She is a former educator and Fulbright Alumna, who holds an MA in Art Education and an MFA in Photography.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: http://bit.ly/AmerindOnline72421

Free Online Gallery Talk: Through the Lens of Navajo Photographer Priscilla Tacheney

 

Free Online Gallery Talk:

Through the Lens of Navajo Photographer Priscilla Tacheney

Saturday, June 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – Arizona Time

Sponsored by Arizona G&T Cooperatives

A member of the Navajo Nation, Priscilla Tacheney is a Southwest landscape and portrait photographer. She has sold her work at various Native American Art show across Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado.

Priscilla has traveled to many scenic areas across the Southwest, looking to capture the beauty of Mother Earth and Father Sky. Through the lens of her camera, she sees and captures the beauty of the landscape and feels a connection with Nature’s subjects and its energy.

Her work in the field helped her appreciate and embrace the natural wonders of the Earth. She states, “As a nature photographer, I’ve become more aware of the deterioration of our planet’s natural areas. Commercial expansion and climate change are changing the landscape at an accelerated rate. Therefore, it has become important to me to capture and document the beauty that exists today.”

Priscilla continues to travel and capture the beauty of landscapes and hopes you will enjoy her work as much as she enjoyed photographing it.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: http://bit.ly/AmerindOnline061921

This program is sponsored by Arizona G&T Cooperatives.

Free Online Lecture: Diné/Navajo Resistance in the Archives/Reading Milton Snow’s Photographs Post-Navajo Livestock Reduction, 1930s-1950s with Jennifer Nez Denetdale, PhD

Free Online Lecture:

Diné/Navajo Resistance in the Archives/Reading Milton Snow’s Photographs Post-Navajo Livestock Reduction, 1930s-1950s with Jennifer Nez Denetdale, PhD

Saturday, August 14, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Jennifer Nez Denetdale, PhD will draw upon the photographs of Milton Snow and interviews collected by a sociologist who recorded Navajo resistance to John Collier’s draconian policies to reduce Navajo livestock by fifty percent. Denetdale will also explore depictions of Navajo responses to livestock reduction, from seeming agreement to outright resistance.

Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale (Diné), is a professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico. The author of Reclaiming Diné History: The Legacies of Navajo Chief Manuelito and Juanita (2007), two book for young adults, she has also published numerous essays, articles, and book chapters. She has been recognized for her scholarship and service to her nation and community with several awards, including the Rainbow Naatsiilid True Colors for her support and advocacy on behalf of the Navajo LGBTQI, the UNM Sarah Brown Belle award for service to her community, and UNM’s Presidential Award of Distinction. She is the recipient of the Women’s International Study Center Fellowship and the Newberry Consortium of American Indian Studies Fellowship, both in 2019. In 2020, she was awarded UNM’s 6th Annual Community Engaged Research Lectureship. Dr. Denetdale is the chair of the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission (NNHRC) and has served on the Commission for ten years.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: http://bit.ly/AmerindOnline081421

Crossing Between Worlds: Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with Charles Winters

 

Crossing Between Worlds:  Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with Charles Winters

Saturday, April 10, 2021, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Join Amerind for the free online lecture, Crossing Between Worlds:  Two Navajo Weddings – One Navajo Bride and Groom with photographer Charles Winters. Winters will share the photographs he captured and discuss relationships he formed during a six-year project he undertook in the Canyon de Chelly community on the Navajo Nation.

Charles D. Winters, a photographer and cinematographer, photographed and taught photography at State University of New York in Oneonta, NY.  His work has been exhibited widely most recently at the Amerind Museum and 3 books of his documentary photography have been published: “Too Wet to Plow: The Family Farm in Transition,” “The Catskills: Land in the Sky” and “Crossing Between Worlds: The Navajos of Canyon de Chelly.” Now retired, he lives in Bisbee, AZ.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline041021

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest: Free Online Salon and Art Sale with Priscilla Tacheney

 

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest

Free Salon and Art Sale with Priscilla Tacheney

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 3:00 pm – Arizona Time

Priscilla’s passion for photography centers on her love of seeking a connection with Mother Earth and Father Sky, tuning herself with the natural rhythms and pulses of the land; capturing light, space and time that is extraordinary and unique. Her skill in capturing the essence and drama of nature reflect in her deep reverence for the remote corners of the landscapes she is able to capture and connect her to the power and beauty of her world. As a member of the Navajo (Diné) Nation she feels it is important to capture the beauty of her people, documenting cultural images, as well as creating conceptional art pieces that are inspired by her cultural traditions, beliefs and stories. During this online event, Priscilla will discuss her work and share pieces she currently has for sale.

Watch the program live on Amerind’s Facebook page or register to watch on Zoom.