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Jhon Goes in Center

 E7: Jhon Goes in Center
Plains Personal Adornment in Metal

An Oglala Lakota metalsmith, carver, dancer, regalia maker, and cultural artist, Jhon Goes in Center is based in Rapid City, South Dakota and hails from the Pine Ridge Reservation. He earned his museum studies degree from the University of Colorado and studied metal engraving from nationally renowned firearms engraver John Rohner. Jhon will discuss personal adornment in metals by Northern and Southern Plains artists from the 19th century to present.

Tuesday, August 4

3:00 PM Mountain / 4:00 PM Central
2:00 PM Pacific / 5:00 PM Eastern

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Collections Spotlight

Episode 1. Tracy Discusses Regalia

First American Art Magazine and the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts are pleased to partner in producing Collections Spotlight, an interactive, online discussion. Diverse scholars and Native artists will select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss. The virtual Zoom format will bring together people from diverse regions, and the artist can take audience questions at the end.

The first episode features Tracy Newkumet Burrow (Caddo/Delaware), a regalia-maker and textile artist based in Oklahoma City. She will discuss the symbolism and techniques embedded in a Caddo dush-toh (a women’s hourglass-shaped hairpiece) and a pair of beaded Caddo/Delaware moccasins.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Neebin discusses Ojibwe aesthetics

Episode 2. Neebinnaukzhik Southall

The second episode features Neebinnaukzhik Southall (Chippewas of Rama First Nation), an artist, graphic designer, photographer, and writer based in Santa Fe. She will discuss the aesthetics and iconography in history Ojibwe quillwork, birchbark, and textile artworks and how she respectfully incorporates Anishinaabe aesthetics and designs in her own artwork.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Episode 3. Louise Goings and Tonya Carroll

The third episode features Louise Goings (Eastern Band Cherokee) and Tonya Carroll (Eastern Band Cherokee) discussing Cherokee baskets in the Coe’s collection.

Lydia Louise Goings (Eastern Band Cherokee) is a third-generation basket maker, who learned from her mother Emma Taylor. Goings specializes in white oak split baskets with natural dyes. A lifelong educator, Goings teaches basketry and the Cherokee language in the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina.

Tonya E. Carroll (Eastern Band Cherokee) of Birdtown in the Qualla Boundary, North Carolina, is the department manager of the Ray Kinsland Leadership Institute, where she empowers the next generation of Cherokee leaders and teaches Cherokee history and culture. Serving in her community in numerous capacities, Carroll is a co-organizer of the annual Kananesgi Art Market.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Collections Spotlight

Episode 4. Elizabeth James-Perry

First American Art Magazine and the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts are pleased to partner in producing Collections Spotlight, an interactive, online discussion. Art scholars and Native artists will select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss. The virtual Zoom format will bring together people from diverse regions, and the artist can take audience questions at the end.

The fourth episode features Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag) discussing her own wampum-making practice, Northern quillwork (bird and porcupine), and motifs in Northeastern Woodlands textile art from the Coe’s collection. She will also take audience questions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Tahnee Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder

Episode 5. Tahnee Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder

Beadwork artist, regalia maker, and director of the Kiowa Tribal Museum, Tahnee Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder (Kiowa/Mvskoki/Seminole) will discuss Kiowa and other Plains moccasins and leggings.

First American Art Magazine and the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts are pleased to partner in producing Collections Spotlight, an interactive, online discussion. Art scholars and Native artists will select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss. The virtual Zoom format will bring together people from diverse regions, and the artist can take audience questions at the end.

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Leah Mata-Fragua

Episode 6. Leah Mata Fragua

Leah Mata Fragua is a member of the yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini (the people of tiłhini), Northern Chumash Tribe, located on the Central California Coast. Based in New Mexico and California, she is a regalia maker, basket maker, and jeweler who teaches at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Mata Fragua was a Smithsonian Artist Research fellow in 2011, and a Master Artist for Alliance of California Traditional Arts in 2013. Most recently, Mata Fragua was the 2020 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow at the School for Advanced Research. 

First American Art Magazine and the Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts are pleased to partner in producing Collections Spotlight, an interactive, online discussion. Art scholars and Native artists will select artworks from the Coe’s collection to interpret and discuss. The virtual Zoom format will bring together people from diverse regions, and the artist can take audience questions at the end.

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