Birthday Celebration of Lloyd Kiva New with Opening of our new exhibit in the Lloyd Kiva New Gallery
Sunday, February 15, 2009 · 1:00 – 4:00 PM
1:00 – 4:00 Make your own picture book (hands-on) GranMary’s Place (storytelling)
2:00 – 3:00 Lecture and book signing by Rebecca C. Benes, author of Native American Picture Books of Change: The Art of Historic Children’s Editions. Rebecca C. Benes has explored a lifetime interest in children’s literature as a gallery owner, a librarian, and as an adjunct professor of Children’s literature. She splits her time between the Denver Area and Santa Fe.
3:00 – 4:00 Celebration of Lloyd Kiva New’s birthday with cake and beverages
Native American Picture Books of Change is an exhibition and book of original works by Hopi, Navajo, Apache, and Pueblo artists who illustrated children's books in the 1920's through today. Based on the book of the same title by Rebecca Benes, the exhibition focuses on illustrations in Native American children’s books of the last century. Emerging Indian artists illustrated the stories for Indian students based on Native oral traditions and narratives about everyday Indian life.