SUCCM: Artists' Community Workshops with Local Indigenous Artists
In 2014, the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Ignacio, Colorado, coordinated a series of community workshops for local Indigenous artists. Part of the National Museum of the American Indian's Artist Leadership Program for Museums and Cultural Organizations, the workshops were led by Conrad Thompson (Southern Ute), Morningstar Tapia (Pojoaque), Patrick Tso (Navajo), and Esther Belin (Navajo). Workshop topics included painting mini hand drums, collage as a medium for self-expression, creating ledger drawings that evoke the goodness in life, and a working together to write a series of linked poems called renga. Video produced and directed by Avatu-napach (Tallas Cantsee). To learn more about the Artist Leadership Program, see /http://americanindian.si.edu/conn…/artist-leadership-program.