The UNM Art Museum presents Melanie Yazzie, who delivers, "Walking My Path and Making My Work," on Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the Clinton Adams Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
As a printmaker, painter and sculptor, Yazzie's work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum "walk in beauty" literally, creating beauty and harmony. Yazzie also uses her travels around the world to connect with other indigenous peoples. Her visits to New Zealand, the Arctic, the Pueblos in the Southwest, and to indigenous peoples of Russia, have been the impetus for continued dialogue about indigenous cultural practices, language, song, storytelling and survival.
Yazzie has participated in more than 150 exhibitions at museums and galleries across the world. She is currently professor and head of printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at University of Colorado Boulder.