Nasty Women Art Exhibition Opening Reception
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Join us for an opening champagne reception for the second annual Northern Arizona Nasty Women Art Exhibition.
Music by The Canaries
Performances by Flagstaff Aerial Arts
Live Painting by Bahe Whitethorne Jr and Baje Whitethorne Sr
Conversation with Karen Fiorito
Silent Auction, film and art preview
Cost of entry is $20 and includes a glass of champagne for 21+ with ID or a special drink for those under 21/not wanting alcohol. Desserts will be provided.
Proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of Arizona, One New Education and World Bicycle Relief
Baje Sr. grew up on the Navajo Reservation near Shonto, Arizona. As a child, he was first drawn into the world of storytelling when he and his brothers would make up stories on the way to their grandmother's house. His talent for art was apparent even in grade school, and his teachers were all supportive of his gift. Currently, Baje resides in Flagstaff, Arizona, and he continues to pursue his childhood interests of storytelling and art. His artwork reflects his homeland and rich culture, depicting striking landscapes and the harmony of the Navajo way of life. In most of his pieces is a small folding chair, popularly regarded as Baje's personal trademark. Baje has illustrated eight children's books, two of which he also authored. Among them are the Native American legends Monster Bird, Monster Slayer, and Sika and the Raven. His unique style has earned him the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the Cowboy Hall of Fame, in addition to many other honors. Baje's artwork can be seen at various museums, art galleries, and private collections across the globe.
Bahe Jr. is the founder of Art of the People, Inc. He is a Navajo (Diné), and a member of the Blackstreak Wood People clan. Bahe was born and raised in Flagstaff, AZ., where he has been influenced in art by comic books, graphic novels, children's picture books, and a big inspiration from his father, Baje Whitethorne, Sr., a renowned Navajo artist.
Karen Fiorito is an artist and activist residing in Santa Monica, CA. She received her M.F.A.. in Printmaking from Arizona State University and her B.F.A. in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania. She is the Exhibitions Chair for the Los Angeles Printmaking Society and President of Buddha Cat Press, a socially conscious printmaking studio and publishing company. Her artworks have been exhibited internationally and featured in major publications such as Art in America, Hyperallergic, Art Forum and ArtNews. Her work has also been featured in such titles as 'American Women Artists in Wartime', 'Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today' and 'The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes'. She has been interviewed on television as well as on radio stations KPFK and KBPK. She received a Change, Inc. Grant from Robert Rauchenberg, a Puffin Foundation Grant, a Pollination Project Grant, A Well Fed World Grant and a LUSH Charity Pot Grant for her public art billboard projects. Her current public billboard project, 'Got Drought?' has been touring California from 2015 - 2017. Additionally, she is also noted for her controversial 'Trumpocalypse' billboard in downtown Phoenix which gained international media attention.
2 S. Beaver St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
|Start: ||Thursday Mar 01, 2018 6:00 PM|
|End: ||Thursday Mar 01, 2018 10:00 PM|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|