Rebecca Vaughan received her MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (2001) and BFA, cum laude, in Sculpture at the University of Colorado Boulder (1994). She was recently included in the Biennial of the Americas, First Draft, and the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Thief Amongst Thieves. She has also shown her work in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada, and China. Rebecca served as the Chair of Fine Arts and Head of Sculpture at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, the Artistic Director of PlatteForum, and a Resource Artist at Redline Contemporary Art Center. She currently resides in Kansas City, MO where she is an instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
Julianne Warren is a freelance writer, storyteller and organizer with degrees in music, linguistics, and a PhD in wildlife ecology. Her creative pieces, including sound arts, continue exploring what it is to be/come in good relation. These appear in a variety of venues including, Newfound, Minding Nature, Zoomorphic, The Poetry Lab of The Merwin Conservancy, Lost and Found Theatrum Anatomicum, and The Deutsches Museum as well as in several book collections and live presentations. Julianne authored an intellectual biography, Aldo Leopold’s Odyssey, developing this influential conservationist’s ‘land health’ concept. Her current personal-professional work, centered by Indigenous colleagues’ insights, looks back to take responsibility for that complicity and looks forward with commitment to anti-racist and decolonizing alternative futures. Julianne acknowledges the many gifts of educational labor and expert knowledges shared by members of the Gwich’in Steering Committee and Native Movement. While living far north, she served for two years with an allied grassroots group, Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition, as a council member and co-facilitator of #KeepItIntheGround! working group.
For five days, Indigenous artists, advocates, community leaders, educators, scholars and professionals will virtually come to the University of Colorado from different parts of the world to celebrate the ever-renewed presence of Latin American Indigenous languages and cultures in daily life, activities and professions. Planned panels and roundtables cover food sovereignty, bilingual education, social movements, land reclamation, migration, environmental justice, university-community partnerships, broadcasting and communication. We also invite audiences to join us for hip-hop concerts, poetry readings, cooking lessons, film screenings, and much more.
The Latin American Studies Center (LASC) provides an institutional space for research, teaching and discussion on Latin America and Latinx Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder. LASC brings together cross-disciplinary research and education, through our research clusters, Quechua language training, community events, new curriculum and outreach collaborations, strengthening links with Latin America and with communities of Latin American origin in the United States.
Once Overlooked, Black Abstract Painters Are Finally Given Their Due In the 1960s, abstract painting was a controversial style for Black artists, overshadowed by social realist works. Now, it’s claimed its place as a vital form of expression.
Published in the New York Times Style Magazine—February 12, 2021
LECTURE/EXHIBITION—“IMAGE & IMAGINATION: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALBERT CHONG”
“Image & Imagination: The Photographs of Albert Chong” are on view in a solo exhibition at the Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, until March 25, 2021. On Tuesday, February 23, 2:00-4:00pm (Eastern), Chong will deliver an Artist Talk about the exhibition via Zoom.
Artist conversation at Harvey Preston Gallery
Join Jeffry Mitchell and Jeanne Quinn for a conversation discussing their exhibition, I'll Be Your Mirror, currently on view in the gallery through February 28.
Moderated by Sam Harvey, the event will be hosted on Zoom and pre-registration is required. RSVP
To Bind or To Burn presents recent works by multi-media and performance artist Anna Tsouhlarakis (Navajo, Creek, and Greek). Tsouhlarakis was the 2019-20 Andrew W. Mellon artist in residence at the FAC. During this time in the studio, she explored projects that questioned how to indigenize contemporary art practice. This exhibition combines art works from these explorations with earlier works to show her continued engagement with the connections between Native American Art and Minimalism.