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Artist in Residence and Talk – Melanie Yazzie

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Malone’s art community welcomes renowned printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie, as she invites you to delve into the heart of her Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage from March 26 – March 28. In this exclusive artist-in-residence program, school students will have the unique opportunity to be immersed in the multifaceted world of printmaking, painting, and sculpting, guided by Melanie’s expertise and passion for creating beauty and harmony. The Thrive Project’s first artist in residence program is part of the month long celebration of SWAN (Support Women’s Art Now) and supported by Adirondack for Kids.

As a captivating addition to our artist-in-residence program, we invite you to join us for a special presentation by Melanie Yazzie on March 28th at the Downtown Artist Cellar from 5-7pm. This intimate event offers a unique opportunity to engage with the artist herself, providing insights into her creative process, cultural inspirations, and the transformative power of art.

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. Her work incorporates both personal experiences as well as the events and symbols from Dine culture. Her work is informed and shaped by personal experiences.

Ms. Yazzie uses her travels around the world to connect with other indigenous peoples. Her visits to New Zealand, the Arctic, the Pueblos in the Southwest, and to indigenous peoples of Russia, these travels have been the impetus for continued dialogue about Indigenous cultural practices, language, song, story-telling, and survival.

Ms. Yazzie has exhibited widely, both in the United States and abroad. Her work is in the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Print Collection, Providence, the Museum of Contemporary Native Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Kennedy Museum of Art, Art Collection, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, Rhodes University, Print Collection, Grahamstown, South Africa, to name a few. She has been reviewed in Focus Magazine, Santa Fe, the Los Angeles Times, New Zealand Herald, and she is mentioned in Printmaking in the Sun by Dan Welden and Pauline Muir and The Lure of the Local: Sense of Place in a Multi Centered Society by Lucy Lippard. She has had over 500 group and solo exhibitions combined. Yazzie makes prints, sculptures, paintings, and mixed media works. Her work can always be found at the Glenn Green Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


March 28
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Thrive Project
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Downtown Artist Cellar
410 East Main Street
Malone, NY, 12953
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