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e-Newsletter | September 2015  

IAIA Board Member James Santini Passes Away

IAIA is sad to announce the passing of a member of the family. James D. Santini, an original member of the IAIA Board of Trustees, appointed in May of 1988, has passed away. He died at a hospice center in Rockville, Maryland, after recently being diagnosed with advanced-stage esophageal cancer. He passed peacefully with his wife by his side.
From 1988 to the present, Congressman Santini served as a presidential appointee of the IAIA Board of Trustees. During his service to the Trustees, IAIA made the transition from a two-year college to offering baccalaureate and graduate degrees, relocated the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts to its permanent location adjacent to the Santa Fe plaza, and moved the college campus to its permanent home on 140 acres just south of Santa Fe.
Congressman Santini established an IAIA scholarship, the James and Ann Santini Scholarship, that provides tuition support for students from any one of the federally recognized Tribes in the state of Nevada, his home state. Santini was also a major IAIA donor and a member of the President's Circle.
IAIA Board Chair Loren Kieve (Cherokee Nation), observed: "From the beginning, Jim was the heart and soul of IAIA and one of its greatest champions. He was a passionate and committed friend, advocate, and supporter of IAIA and our students. He always gave us his inspiring and optimistic words of encouragement and support. We will miss him tremendously."
Fall Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2015 Fall IAIA Scholarship Awards Dinner was held on Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 5-8 pm in the Café in the Center for Lifelong Education. Over 480 awards totaling over $413,000 were given to 236 IAIA students. These included the American Indian College Fund Scholarships, several IAIA Scholarships, and awards from the Johnson Foundation and many others.
The evening began with an Opening Prayer by Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), and was followed by the Opening and Welcome from IAIA Ambassador Alberta Nells (Diné/Chiricahua Apache). Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) provided the President's Welcome and presented the President's List awards. Jim Rivera (Yoeme/Pascua Yaqui) presented the Dean's List awards, and the Keynote Address was delivered by Monty Little (Navajo Nation), IAIA Class of 2015. The Scholarships were announced by various members of the IAIA Faculty and Staff, and the evening's activities ended with Alberta Nells delivering a Closing Prayer. Congratulations to all of the recipients!
President's Convocation

On Thursday, August 22, IAIA held its Presidential Convocation in the LTC Auditorium. Held at the start of each academic year, the convocation gives incoming students a chance to not only meet the IAIA staff and faculty - it is also an opportunity for them to introduce themselves to the rest of the IAIA family.
The event was co-MC'd by Del Curfman (Crow), IAIA ASG President, and IAIA Ambassador Alberta Nells (Diné/Chiricahua Apache). It began in the Dance Cricle with an opening by IAIA Dean of Student Life  Carmen Henan (Eastern Shoshone); then Alberta Nells (Diné/Chiricahua Apache), Mary Deleary (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation), Porter Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo), and Seth Picotte (Cheyenne River Sioux), delivered a special four-direction prayer. 
After the opening, the crowd moved into the auditorium where Del and Alberta introduced IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation), who provided the President's Welcome - then he introduced IAIA Alumna Laura Fragua Cota (Jemez Peublo), who delivered the Convocation address.
Dr. Martin returned to the podium to introduce the Department Heads and new Faculty - then the new students had an opportunity to introduce themselves to the IAIA Family.
The presentations were followed by lunch on the Dance Circle, highlighted by music provided by Ben Calabaza (Santa Domingo Pueblo) and an exhibition stickball game played by the Stickball Club. A wonderful time was had by all.
Dartmouth Program Begins at IAIA

IAIA has launched Dartmouth College's first off-campus program of its Department of Native American Studies. The program, focusing on Native American art and tribal law and government, was developed by Dartmouth's Native American department chair N. Bruce Duthu. After an extensive search for the right location for the program, Dartmouth selected Santa Fe, due to its nearby Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo reservations. The program's primary goal will be for students to engage Native communities in ways that aren't possible on Dartmouth's Hanover, New Hampshire, campus. The program is open to any Dartmouth student having interest in the curriculum. Duthu will lead the first classes in the program, which will accept 16 students every other year.

IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin (Cherokee Nation) said that "the collaborative partnership will be mutually beneficial to IAIA and Dartmouth College by enriching learning opportunities for both our student populations. We look forward to hosting the Dartmouth faculty, students and alumni at our beautiful campus and museum."

IAIA Fall Library Readings

IAIA presents monthly library readings by noted IAIA students and alumni, taking place on September 22, October 13, November 17, and December 1, 2015 in the Library and Technology Center (LTC) at 4:00 pm. All readings are free of charge and open to the public.

The September 22 reading featured Crisosto Apache (Mescalero Apache), an alumnus of IAIA (AFA 1992 / MFA 2015) and Metropolitan State University of Denver (BA, 2013) for English and Creative Writing and Ellen J. Shabshai Fox, LISW, a first year student in the MFA program in Creative Writing at IAIA. She's a poet now expanding into literary nonfiction.

On October 13, Barbara Robidoux (Eastern Tsalagi Cherokee), a student in the MFA creative writing in fiction program at IAIA and the author of two books of published poetry, will be reading with Collestipher Dodge Chatto (Diné), who holds a BFA in creative writing from IAIA, and is currently attending IAIA's MFA Creative Writing program focusing on poetry. He has published several poems in anthologies, Tribal College Journal, and Plume.

November 17 features Helga Schimkat, a candidate for an MFA in Creative Writing from IAIA where she studies Creative Nonfiction and is a Creative Nonfiction Reader for Mud City Journal, the IAIA Low Rez Web Journal.

The final reading on December 1 features three great writers: Ruby Hansen Murray (Osage Nation), a writer and photographer living on Puget Island in the lower Columbia River; Terese Marie Mailhot (Seabird Island Band), who works as a columnist at Indian Country Today and studies at IAIA; and Ramona Emerson (Navajo), a writer and filmmaker originally from Tohatchi, New Mexico. She received her degree in Media Arts in 1997 from the University of New Mexico (one of the first two graduates of the program) and has worked as a professional videographer, writer and editor for over fifteen years as a part of Reel Indian Pictures. Ramona is a Sundance Native Filmmakers Lab Fellow and a Time/Warner Storyteller Fellow. Emerson was part of the 2015 inaugural graduating MFA in Creative Writing class.
IAIA Artists-in-Residence (A-i-R)

Jonathan Loretto (Cochiti Pueblo) and Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan) were the first two Artists-In-Residence at IAIA this semester.

For Glenda McKay (Ingalik-Athabascan), from the Cook Inlet region, tribal traditions play a major role in the making of her traditional art and dolls using indigenous materials such as ivory, bone, feathers, moose, deer, walrus, whale baleen, and sealskin-adorned with intricate sewing, and beading. Her family made the tools, snares, fishnets, and hooks from what they found. They brain-tanned and smoked the hides and fish skins to make warm clothing.

Jonathan Loretto (Cochiti), is a descendant of Walatowa through his father and Ko'tyit through his mother. Raised on and off Native reservations, his practice in the arts started at a young age, helping his siblings with their ongoing art projects, such as beading, jewelry, and sculpture. Most of that time learning was focused on getting ready for art shows, gallery openings, and pow-wows.

The artists-in-residence opened their studios to IAIA students and shared information about their inspiration, techniques, and materials. Their residency ended on September 25, 2015. The next artists in the program are Ed Archie NoiseCat (Shuswap/St'itLimx, Salish) and Dyani White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota/Rosebud Sioux Tribe), who begin their residency on October 2, 2015.

View a collection of photographs from Loretto and McKay's residency.
Art Rush Community Paint

On Friday, August 28, 2015 IAIA held its Art Rush Community Paint Event at the Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery on the IAIA campus. The event featured a food sale sponsored by the IAIA Museum Club, panel discussion with artists Monty Little (Navajo Nation), Jim Rivera (Yoeme/Pascua Yaqui), Heidi Brandow, (Navajo Nation), and Topaz Jones. (Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Duck Valley Reservation).

The students had a great time creating art surrounded by their fellow IAIA family. Snacks were provided by the Associated Student Government (ASG). Artwork created during the event was featured in the Art Rush Exhibition, September 9-24, 2015.

View a collection of photographs of the event and exhibition opening.
New Addition to the Campus

IAIA student workers Millie Raphaelito (Navajo) and Kristen Schinstock relaxing at the new picnic table installed at the IAIA orchard.
AHA Festival of Progressive Arts

The  After Hours Alliance was founded in 2010 to identify creative ways to stimulate nightlife in Santa Fe. Through round-table conversations with local music and events promoters, the Alliance began to galvanize around the belief that nightlife is most vibrant and healthy when it's driven by the energy and creativity of the arts.
This year's festival featured a number of IAIA students and alumni, including:
IAIA Alumna Rose B. Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo), served as Guest Curator for the ART OF THE MACHINE block party event. Rose curated a Low-Rider showcase in honor of the strong roots of car culture that exists here in New Mexico. True to the vibe in the Siler Road neighborhood, this event featured people who are using machines as a starting point or canvas for both visual and functional art.
IAIA student Ryan Young (Chippewa), presented Two Spirit Project, a photo series of two spirit and queer indigenous people. This project promotes visibility of a marginalized group that is rarely recognized, represented or discussed, especially in mainstream media.
IAIA Student Monty Little (Navajo Nation) was this year's guest curator. He presented 4X, an interdisciplinary group of artists creating multi-media environments that unfold complex notions of Indigenous culture and theory. 4X's main focus is to fabricate and compose unique installations that decolonize misallocations of Indigenous peoples and to empower them through discourse and experimental narratives. Joining Monty in 4X is Echota KillsNight (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), Shondinii Walters (Navajo Nation), and August Walker (Sac And Fox Nation of Oklahoma), all of whom are current IAIA students.
IAIA Alumnus Keith Michael Secola (Anishinabe) showed the contemporary side of indigenous art with both native and non-native imagery. Keith created an interactive space with live printing of image through silkscreen process and also showcased original prints, paintings, and skateboard decks during AHA on Sunday, September 20th at the Railyard.
American Indian Community Day

While break-dancers Bboy Snakes and Collin White were heating up the asphalt,  Matias Martin , 7, was getting a villainous mustache drawn on his face and  Miss Indian University of New Mexico was applying the final touches to a wall painting. All this and much more happened at the fifth annual  Indian Summer: American Indian Community Day at Ragle Park on Saturday, September 19, 2015, organized by the Santa Fe Indian Center . As noted by the Santa Fe Indian Center there are about 5,000 Native Americans in Santa Fe County, with about 3 percent the city's population composed of Indians,  representing 156 tribal nations . (Excerpted from the Santa Fe New Mexican.)
The event, which attracted about 150 people over the course of the afternoon, included art and athletic activities, a potluck feast, and information from numerous education and social work agencies that offer their services to the Native community. The groups included Big Brothers Big Sisters, Planned Parenthood, Indian voter registration help, as well as IAIA, and Santa Fe Community College.
Santa Fe New Mexican Recognizes Innovative IAIA Book Program

In an editorial in The New Mexican posted Sunday, August 30, 2015, IAIA was complimented on our new  textbook rental program Rafter 360 . The editors felt that "...it's wise of IAIA officials to find ways to keep costs down and predictable. The new system came about because IAIA Chief Financial Officer Larry Mirabal and bookstore manager Guillermo Tilley decided to try a  different model than students simply buying books. They looked for third-party vendors who could help IAIA start a textbook rental program. With the bookstore involved, help is right on campus. Students can get support, should they need it. Without worrying about costs or obtaining books, students can focus on what matters - learning. 
IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin, Mirabal and Tilley deserve praise for seeking innovative ways to help keep students enrolled. IAIA currently is the only college in the state with this system, Rafter 360." They also observed that "...It's important for colleges to find ways to make costs not just affordable, but predictable. That way, families and students can budget, plan and know what the price of an education will be before setting foot on campus-all without sticker shock." Read the entire editorial .
Native Actress Jane Lind at IAIA for Two Workshops

IAIA Alumna and celebrated actress  Jane Lind (Aleut), was a guest artist on the IAIA Campus on September 26-30, 2015. She held a  Performance Workshop on Saturday, September 26, at the Hogan, where Ms. Lind took participants through a progression of exercises that she has learned working with master teachers and directors from around the world.
On Monday, September 28, in the CLE Commons, she presented "Native American Theatre: Past, Present and Future with Jane Lind". This was a retrospective of her career and the journey from her childhood of traditional dance and storytelling to the present. Ms. Lind discussed the history of contemporary Native American theater and her role in it, including her studies at IAIA.
Wes and Maura Studi Visit the IAIA Campus

Actor  Wes Studi (Cherokee Nation) and his wife  Maura Dhu Studi joined  Amber-Dawn Bear Robe's (Blackfoot/Siksita) film class as guests on September 1, 2015, during a screening of the film The Only Good Indian (2009), which was directed by Kevin Willmott, and starred Wes. Mr. Studi, a Santa Fe resident, has appeared in films as diverse as Dances with Wolves (1990),  The Last of the Mohicans (1992),  Geronimo: An American Legend (1993),  Mystery Men (1999),  Seraphim Falls (2006),  Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee  (2007),  Comanche Moon (2008),  Avatar (2009),  Hell on Wheels (2011), and  Being Flynn (2012). He also brought Tony Hillerman's  Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn to life in a series of PBS specials produced by  Robert Redford:  Skinwalkers (2002),  Coyote Wait s  (2003), and  A Thief of Time (2004). His latest film  Ronnie BoDean (2015) will be showing at the  2015 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival .
Maura Dhu Studi is an actress, singer, and writer, best known for Goodnight My Zombie (2009), The Lives of Angels (2007) and A Thousand Voices (2014), which will also be showing at the 2015 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
2015 IAIA Food Day

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, the IAIA Campus will be celebrating Food! This all-day event includes a " Food as Art" show, educational tables, greenhouse and garden tours, and pumpkin carving and decorating. There will also be a " Food is Medicine" workshop which includes food demonstrations, the importance of hydration, traditional agriculture, and seed saving. And just announced - a special appearance by actor, writer, activist, and Grammy-award winning musician Robert Mirabal (Taos Pubelo).
Food Day is a national event created by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)Food Day events bring people together to celebrate and enjoy food. They encourage people to make healthy changes in their diets and to increase awareness of food-related problems in local communities. The traditional focus of Food Day on college campuses around the USA is to improve the quality of food in the dining hall/cafeteria, but at IAIA we have "nailed" that issue. Our Bon Appetit Café offers locally-sourced food featuring an abundant offering of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grain and protein foods, including vegetarian and vegan offerings.
A Community Gathering lunch will be provided to all who attend. The event is free of charge and open to the public. Be there!
IAIA Demonstration Garden

The IAIA Demonstration Garden demonstrates and promotes indigenous agricultural methods for food and medicinal crop cultivation while serving as an outdoor learning space. It is designed and maintained by the Center for Lifelong Education, local tribal members, students, and faculty. The garden is representative of IAIA's 1994 Land Grant mission to provide training and outreach that promotes tribal sovereignty and self-determination. This activity is supported by grants from the United States Department of Agriculture.
Student, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni News

This newsletter edition includes a feature that highlights the excellence and accomplishments of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 
I AIA's students, faculty, staff, and alumni  are consistently involved in research, scholarly, and artistic activities, that help to further IAIA's outstanding reputation.
Some recent professional accomplishments include:
  • IAIA made a great showing at the Santa Fe Thunder Race. Three runners from the IAIA Cross Country Team participated: Roy Grafe and Mark Lewis (Gila River Indian Tribe) ran the Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and Emma DeMarr (Lac Courte Oreilles Chippewa Band of Lake Superior) ran the 5K (3.1 miles). This year the race had 1,232 runners in the Half Marathon and 349 for the 5K! The times for our IAIA runners were:

    Mark: 1:57:49 (175th), 21st in Age Group (Half Marathon)
    Roy: 1:59:13 (182nd), 7th in Age Group (Half Marathon)
    Emma: 40:19 (97th), 6th in Age Group (5K)
    Manuel Ramirez: Not registered but ran the 5K

    Along with these students, IAIA Staff members Grace Nuvayestewa (Hopi), Leah Boss (Laguna Pueblo), and Ben Calabaza (Santa Domingo Pueblo), ran the half marathon. Student Life and the Fitness Center sponsored the student runners' entry fee. Our runners are now training for their next race: the Duke City Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and 5K in Albuquerque on October 18th.
     
    Photo credit: Gillen Photography
  • Peter Kershaw, IAIA Adjunct Faculty, Cinematic Arts and Technology, has been busy this summer. First, Peter has been named as the Director for Scholar Selects Program to run the Student Jury for the Santa Fe original Film Festival. If you'd like to know more about becoming a member of the Student Jury, you can email Peter at pkershaw@iaia.edu. Peter also lead a group of IAIA students on an outing to scout possible locations for the Cinematic Arts Directing Class. This field trip brought the class to the living history museum, Las Golondrinas. Las Golondrinas and the New Mexico Museum of Art are partnering on short film productions with the IAIA directing class. And finally, his short drama Henry and the Animals has received another award-an International Humanitarian Silver Award that was presented to Peter in a ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia, on September 21 in celebration of World Peace Day and World Humanitarian Day 2015.
     
  • IAIA Alumna Joy Harjo (Mvskoke), has received the Wallace Stevens Award, which is given annually to recognize outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry. Established in 1994, the award carries a stipend of $100,000. Recipients are nominated and elected by a majority vote of the Academy's Board of Chancellors. Joy Harjo's books of poetry include Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings (W. W. Norton, 2015);  How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems (W. W. Norton, 2002);  and The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (W. W. Norton, 1994), which received the Oklahoma Book Arts Award. She is also the author of a memoir, Crazy Brave (W. W. Norton, 2012), which won the 2013 PEN Center USA literary prize for creative nonfiction. Also a performer, Harjo has appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam and in venues across the United States and internationally. She is a Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
     
  • The Ned A. Hatathli Cultural Center Museum at Diné College received the Museum Excellence Award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM).  The award was presented at the ATALM 2015 Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards on Friday, September 11th, in Washington, DC. The award recognizes organizations and individuals who serve as outstanding examples of how Indigenous archives, libraries, museums, and individuals contribute to the vitality and culture sovereignty of Native Nations. IAIA Alumna Nonabah Sam (Diné), Museum Curator, accepted the award on behalf of the College Museum. Sam was an influential factor in the awards selection. Since joining Diné College as the Museum Curator in 2012 she has revitalized the museum and its collections. She also played a key role in the design and remodeling of the existing Ned A. Hatathli Cultural Center Museum. Sam's design of the museum space integrates Traditional Navajo learning areas and provides for ample space for the display of southwestern Native American objects
     
  • IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Chief Curator Candice Hopkins (Tlingit) has just won the prestigious Hnatyshyn Award for Curatorial Excellence!  Announced by Gerda Hnatyshyn, C.C., President of The Hnatyshyn Foundation on September 17, 2015, Candice was one of the recipients of the 2015 Visual Arts Awards. Candice was the winner of the $15,000 award for curatorial excellence in contemporary art.  Congratulations Candice!
     
  • IAIA Dome Manager Mats Reiniusson has received a transfer from Academic Tech (staff) to Cinematic Arts faculty.  His new title is now Visiting Assistant Professor & Dome Manager. The IAIA family congratulates Mats on the move! 
     
  • The August 2015 edition of the Green Fire Times - their annual Indigenous Edition - contained an article by the Chair of the IAIA Indigenous Liberal Studies Department, Stephen Wall (White Earth Reservation).  The article, entitled "Indigenous As A Way Of Life," focused on reconnecting Native people to the land.  The entire article can be read on Green Fire Times website. 
     
  • Last month the newsletter featured a story about IAIA Alumnus Kevin Red Star (Crow) and his box-set limited edition "Crow Parfleche". The painting reproduced on the cover of the box dates to Kevin's early days at IAIA and, in fact, the original painting is part of the IAIA permanent collection.
     
  • In Summer of 2015, IAIA Marketing Specialist and Webmaster Jason S. Ordaz was recognized for his expertise in the stereoscopic field and he was featured in the premier Italian photographic magazine Progesso Fotografico in the article, "I Segreti Della Stereofotografia" (Secrets of Stereo Photography).

    View, read, and download Italian and English versions of the article in Progesso Fotografico on Dropbox.
     
New Addition to the IAIA Family

Charles Veasey, Software Developer, has joined the IAIA Family in the digital dome, teaching new media courses and developing software for full-dome technology.  He has been developing immersive, interactive environments and applications for a variety of computing platforms. Charles served as lead programmer and technician for the Digital Dome at IAIA for the last three years as well as a senior software developer and project manager at Ideum, where he created digital museum exhibits for institutions such as NASA, Chicago MSI, and SFMOMA. He also led Ideum's NSF-sponsored projects: Open Exhibits, an open source multi-touch framework designed for museum exhibits, and Creating Museum Media for Everyone (CMME), an initiative founded to ensure emerging digital museum exhibits will be accessible and universally designed. Charles has also served as the principal researcher and software developer of 3D surround sound technology for New Media and Emerging Technologies in Ohio. He has an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University. Over the next three years he will be presenting a variety of new courses designed to investigate new forms of art and story-telling that arise from the exploration of new technologies-particularly in the convergence of traditional forms of cinema and the non-linear, user-driven nature of games and interactives.

   
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Upcoming Events

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Through December 31, 2015
An Evening Redness in the West
Anne & Loren Kieve Gallery + Fritz Scholder Gallery
Curator: Candice Hopkins (Tlingit)

Meryl McMaster: Wanderings Guest
South Gallery
Curator: Jonathan Lockyer

Eve-Lauryn LaFountain: Waabanishimo (She Dances Till Daylight)
Hall + Honor Galleries

Through July 31, 2017
Visions and Visionaries
Kieve Family Gallery

Through October 20, 2015
LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101
Helen Hardin Media Gallery

War Department: Selections from MoCNA's Permanent Collection
North Gallery
Guest Curator: Dr. Lara Evans (Cherokee Nation)
IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Public Programming
October 23, 2015 12-1:30 pm
The MoCNA Reader: A Book Club
IAIA MoCNA Project Lab

October 23, 2015-February 14, 2016
SWAIA's Moving Image Class X Winners
Helen Hardin Media Gallery

December 3-4, 2015
Acting O U T: A Symposium on Indigenous Performance Art
IAIA Campus
October 13, 2015, 4pm
MFA Library Readings: Barbara Robidoux and Collestipher Dodge Chatto
IAIA Library
October 16-November 6, 2015
Art in the Raw
Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, IAIA Campus
October 16, 2015, 5 pm
MONSTER Exhibition
Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, IAIA Campus
October 28, 2015, 11am-4 pm
IAIA Food Day
Dance Circle, IAIA Campus
November 13, 2015, 2:30-6:30 pm
IAIA Open House
IAIA Campus
November 17, 2015, 4pm
MFA Library Readings: Helga Schimkat and Virginia Gaffney
IAIA Library
November 20, 2015, 6 pm
Graduating Senior Exhibition
Balzer Contemporary Edge Gallery, IAIA Campus
December 1, 2015, 4pm
MFA Library Readings: Ruby Hansen Murray, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Ramona Emerson
IAIA Library
December 12, 2015
Holiday Art Market
IAIA Campus


Newsletter writer, editor, and contributing photographer: Eric Davis
Contributing photographer, writer, and editor: Jason S. Ordaz
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