When: May 26, 2013 from 2-5pm
Location: Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival
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Native treasures Indian Arts Festival presents “Breakfast with Tony”: Get to know painter and jeweler, Tony Abeyta (Dine’). Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the Museum Hill Cafe followed by talk and an intimate walk-through of an exhibit of Tony’s work, led by him, at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. Tony will also discuss the monumental mural that he created for MIAC’s gathering space.
The 2012 MIAC Living Treasure is Tony Abeyta (Dine’ (Navajo)). Considered to be one of the finest contemporary painters today, Tony Abeyta is our Living Treasure Award recipient for 2012. His art depicts complex Navajo beliefs in a distinct, modernist style. Tony continually experiments with his media, images, technique, and style–as exemplified by his recent foray into jewelry. Trained at IAIA, the Art Institute of Chicago, and NYU, Tony currently resides in both Santa Fe and Chicago. He is represented locally by Blue Rain Gallery.