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Artist Amplified; First Fire

July 27 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm

In Person or Streaming Online!

Join the Artists of this year’s First Fire intensive studio program as they share in conversation with one another about their backgrounds, processes, and their experience while here at The Bray. Learn more about each of the artists below.

Anita Fields (Osage), creates works of clay & textile that reflect the worldview of her Native Osage culture. Her practice explores the complexities of cultural influences & the intersections of balance & chaos found within our lives. The early Osage notions of duality, such as earth and sky, male and female, are represented in her work. (View Anita’s full bio at anitafieldsart.com)

Jared Tso (Dine) started his journey with clay possessing a natural curiosity sparked by vessels made by his late grandmother Faye Tso. While pursuing an electrical engineering degree, childhood memories started to play a larger role in his growing practice. After working as an Engineer, Jared pursued his MFA at the University of New Mexico, & has since pursued art full time. (View Jared’s full bio at jaredtso.com)

Tara McCoy (Cherokee)started making crafts at 12 years old. In high school, Tara took arts & crafts classes with Alyne Stamper & has since perfected her skills & techniques. Tara has won numerous awards at the Cherokee Fall Festival, Oklahoma Art Shows, and at SWAIA in Santa Fe. Tara has taught other artists how to work with different mediums as well as coming up with new creations at her home in the Birdtown community. (learn more about Tara here)

Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan/ Hidatsa/ Arikara/ Lakota) creates monumental installations, sculpture & performance to communicate urgent stories about 21st Century Indigeneity, Luger incorporates ceramics, steel, fiber, video & repurposed materials to activate speculative fiction, engage land-based actions of repair and practice empathetic response through social collaboration. (View Cannupa’s full bio at cannupahanska.com)

Raven Halfmoon (Caddo) attended the University of Arkansas where she earned a double Bachelor’s Degree in ceramics/painting & cultural anthropology. Her work has been featured in multiple exhibitions throughout the U.S. as well as internationally. Halfmoon is represented by Kouri+Corrao Gallery in Santa Fe, NM & Ross+Kramer Gallery in New York, NY. (View Raven’s full at ravenhalfmoon.com)

Our newly revamped Artist Amplified lecture and demonstration series, designed to allow artists and art enthusiasts to share their history, process, and conceptual motivations with the public through various presentation formats.

IN-PERSON: Let us Know You’re Coming!  Doing so helps us prepare, but more importantly, helps us secure funding that makes this series possible. Thank you in advance for taking the time to register!

JOIN VIRTUALLY! (Link goes live at the time of the event)

Want to learn more about Sponsorship opportunities? Email education@archiebray.org

Free and open to the Public!
2915 Country Club Avenue
Helena, 59602
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