online event: Craft in Art Therapy: Diverse Approaches to the Transformative Power of Craft Materials and Methods

Craft Inspires Series Event

About this Event

Fuller Craft Museum is excited to host a panel discussion based on the new book Craft in Art Therapy: Diverse Approaches to the Transformative Power of Craft Materials and Methods (Routledge, 2020).

Craft in Art Therapy is the first book dedicated to illustrating the incorporation of craft materials and methods into art therapy theory and practice. It demonstrates that when practiced in a culturally sensitive and socially conscious manner, craft practices are more than therapeutic—they also hold transformational potential.

The panel will be moderated by the book’s editor Lauren Leone, and will feature contributing authors Mikey Anderson, Marilyn Holmes, Rachel Wallis, and Sandie Yi.

Panelists will share how they have used craft in their own art and self-care, and in individual, group, and community art therapy practice. Discussion and audience Q&A to follow will explore the therapeutic benefits of craft materials and media, as well as craft’s potential to build community and to support individuals in caring for themselves and each other.

This is a virtual event to be held live on Zoom at 1pm EST on January 16, 2021. You will receive the zoom link with your ticket confirmation via email.

Register for the event HERE.

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Tonight! – Mixing Mud – Claying Around Vernacular Pueblo Architectures of the Southwest

Mixing Mud: Claying Around Vernacular Pueblo Architectures of the Southwest

Mixing Mud: Claying Around Vernacular Pueblo Architectures of the Southwest featuring Garron Yepa (Towa, Diné) and Dr. Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo)

“Mixing Mud” is a presentation on the ontology of Indigenous design and architecture of the Pueblo Tribes of the southwest.

Dr. Porter Swentzell, Ph.D., is from Santa Clara Pueblo, where he grew up participating in traditional life in his community and developed an interest in language and cultural preservation. He is the Associate Academic Dean, and Chair of Indigenous Liberal Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Porter is a Regent for Northern New Mexico College and serves on several non-profit boards. He holds a PhD in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, a MA from Western New Mexico University, and a BA from Northern New Mexico College. Porter lives at Santa Clara Pueblo along with his wife and three children where he enjoys weaving traditional Pueblo sash belts in his free time.

Garron Yepa is Dine and Towa, born & raised in Albuquerque, NM. Currently residing and working in Santa Fe, Garron is an architectural associate with over 10 years of experience. He has worked on a wide range of projects including affordable housing, commercial interiors, hospitality, and preservation. He believes in culturally relevant design that is rooted in community. Garron is a board member of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AICAE), & continues to promote increasing Native enrollment in architecture, planning, & preservation programs.

Additional Resources:
· Dwellings: the Vernacular House Worldwide:
· The Plazas of New Mexico:
· Native American Architecture:
· Building Without Architects:
· The Myth of Santa Fe:
· Our Voices, Indigeneity and Architecture:

Dec 16, 2020 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register HERE.

Jeannie Mah live chat this Thursday!

Jeannie Mah will be doing a live chat with Curator Tak Pham during the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s Virtual Opening of HUMAN CAPITAL on Thursday Dec 17 at 7 pm. Join us on the MacKenzie’s Facebook or YouTube accounts!
TRAIN: les ARRIVÉes is an imaginary train journey through history, across Saskatchewan. With family photos of my dad and me at the Willingdon Grocery in Regina, my swimmer pal Lily Tingley’s family at the Broadway Café in Yorkton, and the almost deserted village of Consul, where my father, at age 14, went to school for one year, we traverse Saskatchewan from west to east.
The passenger train, which once connected us from coast to coast, from town to town, from city to beach, has almost vanished, and the labour and lives lost in the construction of the railway seem to have been sacrificed for nothing. From the Last Spike of 1886 to the demise of the passenger train in 1990, we were unable to maintain our national dream for more than 104 years, despite the human cost of the construction of the railway and our nation.
While the video is a delicate present, and the porcelain journey across Saskatchewan is a faded recent “past-present”, the persistent arrival of the train is in contrast to the still images frozen on porcelain, witnesses to the slow disappearance of lives once lived, and the changes to cities and villages, and to lost modes of transportation. Lives remembered, lives sacrificed, lives forgotten.
Travelling towards infinity is at once a moment of departure always in movement towards arrival, just as immigration is a movement between home and away. This continual arrival and departure of presence and memory, of a “coming and going” within the exhibition space, forms the inner cinema of our lives, because of the persistence of memory and vision, of culture and landscape.
Human Capital: MacKenzie Art Gallery. Regina. Dec 17th to April 18th.
TRAIN: les ARRIVÉes was a 2013 solo exhibition at the Godfrey Dean Gallery in Yorkton, initiated by director Don Stein (who I thank for the train video!), reconfigured for this exhibition space.
Find out more HERE.