Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-02-14
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Awa Tsireh paintings, metalworks exhibit in Arizona
From a press release
2017-11-14

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


The unique collection of work by San Ildefonso artist Awa Tsireh ( also known as Alfonso Roybal and Cat Tail Bird ) is now open to the public in the Heard Museum's Jacobson Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the first exhibition, open through July 2018, features his paintings and metalwork together.

Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith will draw from collections of the Heard Museum, art museums across the U.S., private collections of art and the collection of Norman L. Sandfield, a Chicago-based gay collector and activist.

"We are thrilled to be exhibiting the work of one of the greatest Native American artists of the early 20th century," said Heard Museum Director and CEO, David Roche. "Awa Tsireh's paintings include a broad range of subject matter but mostly draw on traditional Pueblo life. His depictions of animals exude charm and whimsy but some of his most powerful work can be found in the exploration of ceremonial rituals and symbols. This exhibition features riveting examples of his work that reflect his superb sense of design, composition, color and distinctive style. This story could not have been told without Norman Sandfield's singular and rare collection of work by Awa Tsireh, which he has generously promised to the Heard Museum."

Born at San Ildefonso Pueblo in 1898, Awa Tsireh began his painting career in 1917 and by the early 1920s his work was exhibited nationally. Awa Tsireh was among the first Pueblo artists to achieve national recognition, helping to bring about a new understanding of American Indian art as fine art.

Although he received accolades for his paintings throughout his lifetime, less is known about Awa Tsireh's work in silver and copper. As early as 1930, the artist was spending summers at the Garden of the Gods Trading Post in Colorado Springs where he made whimsical silver brooches and large copper and silver trays decorated with intricate stampwork.

The book, Awa Tsireh: Pueblo Painter and Metalsmith, written for the exhibition by Heard Museum curator of collections Diana Pardue and Norman L. Sandfield is available at Books and More.


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

BOOKS Jerry Miller talks abuse, addiction in 'The Day the Rain Came Down' 2018-02-18 - Newsfeeds have been overwhelmed with stories of abuse. Whether it is the phenomenon of men in power, like Harvey Weinstein or ...


Gay News

BOOKS Salman Rushdie on 'The Golden House,' LGBT subplot, global issues 2018-02-13 - Sir Salman Rushdie's twelfth novel is The Golden House. Set in New York City, the story opens on the day of Barack Obama's ...


Gay News

NUNN ON ONE: BOOKS Gregory Kramer unveils drag reel 2018-01-31 - Fashion photographer Gregory Kramer has created a new book called DRAGS, spotlighting the art of drag. Centering on his home base of New ...


Gay News

BOOKS Patrisse Khan-Cullors reflects on helping to start Black Lives Matter 2018-01-31 - "What I feel serious about, specifically around political direction, is a resurgence of a reparations campaign … and one of the first agenda ...


Gay News

BOOKS Best readings of 2017 2018-01-02 - Trust me on this: When you read more than 300 books a year, you come across some books that are not-so-good. Thankfully, ...


Gay News

BOOKS The random history of Judy Wieder 2017-12-05 - Anyone reading Judy Wieder's memoir, Random Events Tend to Cluster, would conclude that the former editor-in-chief of the Advocate has lived an incredible, ...


Gay News

MOMBIAN 2017 gift guide to books for LGBTQ families 2017-11-29 - This year saw a terrific crop of books for and about LGBTQ families. Here are some of my favorites. Children's books The ...


Gay News

BOOKS A chat with author Kathryn Sermak on Bette Davis, the grande dame of acting 2017-11-08 - Kathryn Sermak was the personal assistant to Bette Davis in the final decade of the celebrated actress's life. Hired at 23, Sermak found ...


Gay News

BOOKS Rewriting Vivian Maier: Book uncovers more on mystery photographer 2017-11-01 - Vivian Maier's photographs elevated a woman thought merely to be a reclusive former suburban nanny into an international phenomenon. Her life was presented ...


Gay News

Animal-rights activist on inspiring compassion 2017-10-25 - Nathan Runkle is the founder and executive director of Mercy for Animals, a nonprofit he founded at the age of 15 to prevent ...


 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.