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Media Memo: Artists from Zuni Pueblo visiting
UW-Eau Claire

TO: News/Assignment/Photo Editors

FROM: Judy Berthiaume

DATE: April 26, 2006

SUBJECT: Artists from Zuni Pueblo visiting UW-Eau Claire

Two artists from Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico are on the UW-Eau Claire campus this week to meet with students, faculty and staff. They also will give an evening talk on Friday that is free and open to the public.

Alex and Ken Seowtewa (father and son) have worked on a monumental mural at Zuni that depicts traditional kachinas (sacred figures central to Zuni cultural life). They travel throughout the United States and world to give illustrated lectures about the project. During their visit to UW-Eau Claire, they will discuss the mural, Zuni history and other traditional Zuni art forms.

The artists have been featured in publications such as Native Peoples magazine and the National Catholic Reporter.

Scheduled activities include:

Wednesday, April 26

  • A brown bag talk titled "Dances and Feasts of the Zuni Year," from noon-1 p.m. in the Potawatomi Room of Davies Center.
  • Talking with students in an art history class, from 2-3:15 p.m. in Room 101 of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

Thursday, April 27

  • Talking with an American Indian Studies history class, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in Room 223 of Hibbard Hall.
  • Talking with an American Indian Studies class, from 2-3:15 p.m. in Room 9 of the Campus School building.

Friday, April 28

  • A community talk titled "Art and Tradition at Zuni Pueblo," from 6-7:30 p.m. in Schofield Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 29

  • The Seowtewas will attend the annual "Honoring Education" pow-wow in Zorn Arena.

The artists are available to talk with the media at various times during their visit. To arrange an interview, visit the American Indian Studies office in Room 150 of Hibbard Hall or call (715) 836-6045.

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