Wanna know who’s up and coming in Native American contemporary art in Santa Fe? Look no further than tonight’s Native Underground event at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture on Museum Hill.
This yearly event often features artists who are just beginning to make their mark in the contemporary Native art world. The event has also become something of an annual conclave as artists, art students, collectors, press and others gather to check out the new work and converse about upcoming trends and ideas in Native contemporary art.
This year’s panelist/honorees include mixed media artist Rory Erler Wakemup, aerosol artist Jak, jeweler Jacqueline Smith, Painter Micah “WereWulf” Wesley, photographer/filmmaker Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, and writer and indigenous peoples advocate Sara Marie Ortiz,
Sponsored by Avant Garde, the young members’ group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, the event is free to Museum members, $5 to non-members, and will include a panel discussion with the six artists followed by a performance by local DJ Ginger.