Native American Representational Art: online videos
See these online videos:
Achievement.org is a unique, non-profit entity that has an extensive collection of biographies, profiles and interviews of the great thinkers, achievers and influencers of our time. The site features video segments of an interview with Native American artist Fritz Scholder recorded on June 29, 1996 at Sun Valley, Idaho
Arizona Public Media offers a February 5, 2008 video (05:14) on Louis David Valenzuela. Sculptor Louis David Valenzuela is doing everyting he can do to keep the Yaqui culture alive through his art. Valenzuela's Pascola masks are in the collection of the Arizona State Museum. In this story, you will see how and why he creates those sacred masks.
The Heard Museum maintains a Heard Videos page containing links to documentaries, interviews and performances. As of February, 2010 interviews include a three-part interview with Albuquerque Museum Curator Deborah Slaney who tours the C.G. Wallace collection of Zuni Jewelry. In other videos, Norman Sandfield discusses his seedpot collection and Nora Naranjo-Morse speaks about her sculpture.
Dr. Mark Sublette, owner of Medicine Man Gallery in Tucson and Santa Fe, has created a channel of YouTube online videos on topics relating to Native American baskets, weavings, pottery and carvings. As of 2011, titles included:
Maria Martinez: Notable New Mexican [5:08] Orginally broadcast on New Mexico PBS station KNME.
Navajo Weaving from Current.tv. Evangeline Succo teaches her son Ian about Navajo Weaving.
From New Mexico PBS via YouTube, a six minute video Maria Martinez: Notable New Mexican. Also see Allan Houser: Notable New Mexican from New Mexico PBS - 5 minutes - Jul 17, 2006.
The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA produced an online presentation titled Indian Market: New Directions in Southwestern Native American Pottery to accompany a 2002 exhibition. The "Indian Market" segment describes the annual event in a video interview with Sicangu Lakota artist and psychiatrist Thomas Haukass.
The WGBH/Boston Forum Network includes a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of Boston-area museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. Boston College partnered with the Forum Network for Religious Imagery in Navajo Textiles (1 hour, 11 minutes) a lecture by Rebecca Valette, professor, french, Boston College, who explains that seemingly abstract Navajo designs are, in fact, religious symbols imbued with specific meanings. [November 7, 2002]
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