Type 2-D and More

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Artists: Melanie Yazzie

Contemporary Navajo artist Melanie Yazzie presents a new body of work for the upcoming show at Access Gallery entitled “Type 2-D and More”. One out of six Native Americans has diabetes. Melanie expresses through her prints and paintings how she has learned to live a full life with her Type 2 Diabetes and see the world from a positive perspective. The public is invited to view and purchase work at the gallery, 909 Santa Fe Drive, during regular hours Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm and during the following special events.
 
Meet the Artist Reception - January 18, 5-8 pm
Closing Reception - February 8, 5-8 pm
Printmaking Workshop – February 9, 9 am-3 pm
 
Melanie will also be teaching a Monotype workshop at the gallery on February 9, 9 am–3pm. Each participant will learn about printmaking from one of the best-known printers in Colorado and will come away with their own self-created print. She uses soy-based ink for the workshop and all materials are included. Cost is $125 and space extremely limited so register now by contacting Damon McLeese at 303-777-0797 or Damon@accessgallery.org.
 
Ms. Yazzie is an associate professor of printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History at University of Colorado, Boulder. She considers a global impact in her work, striving to create safe, non-toxic methods of printmaking where toxic chemicals are commonly used. As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie 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. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond.
 
In the Studio Space they will be exhibiting the works of self-taught artist Mike Brown. He is one of their newest Artists from the ArtWorks program and he has a particular interest in comic book illustration. He uses his art to deal with the stress and emotional tension of daily life. Mikes characters are alter egos who participate in a reality of the artist’s own making.

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January 4 and February 1, First Friday, Open until 9 pm.

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Meet the Artist Reception - January 18, 5-8 pm

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