IAIA to Host

The Tides Project




Ticket Info

Free and open to the public: Donations welcome

Event Description

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) announces it will host "The Tides Project" a live multimedia arts collaborative performance event with music, film, art, and poetry on Sunday, March 17, 2-4 p.m. on the IAIA campus in Santa Fe. Free and open to the public.

Eight artists - three from Santa Fe - from across the country and the world were invited to make original work in a highly collaborative project hosted by the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Great Cranberry Island, Maine.  They gathered for five weeks in summer 2012 to live beside the sea and allow the nature of tides to inform them as they shared studios, living spaces, meals, and their artistic processes. Two musicians, three visual artists, a fiber artist, a poet and a documentary filmmaker will share the culmination of this artistic adventure with photographs, prints, drawings, music, film, fiber art, and poetry. Artist books, music, and artwork from the project will be for sale. Also, the event will premiere the ten handmade limited edition artist books designed by LaNana Creek Press of Nacogdoches, TX as a treasure chest incorporating all of the creative products of "The Tides Project."
The eight participating artists came from Santa Fe, Nacogdoches, TX, London, England and Portland, OR to explore a number of inter-related questions: How does close and attentive relationship with the land and waters inform our artistic expression? How does one artist respond to another? How does one form of artistic expression influence another form? "The Tides Project" provided a unique challenge and gave the quest for creativity new meaning.


  • Poet Ann Filemyr, Academic Dean at IAIA (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Documentary filmmaker Beverly Morris (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Textile artist  Marguerite Wilson (Santa Fe, NM)
  • Master printmaker Charles Jones (Nacogdoches, Texas)
  • Artist Corinne Jones (Nacogdoches, Texas)       
  • Photographer Robbie Lacomb-Roach (Nacogdoches, Texas)
  • Singer/songwriter Michael Mandrell (Portland, Oregon)           
  • British experimental music composer Lawrence Ball (London, England)