Talking Stick Arts Newsletter
         
   

Issue 12.4   |   Oct / Nov / Dec   2009

Contents

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Roberta Rust: Pianist Extraordinaire |
by Guest Editor Pena Bonita

Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Roberta Rust made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1982, and was enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike. New York Times reviewer Tim Page described her as "a powerhouse of a pianist... an intelligent, sensitive performer"... click here for more...

Grace of Water, Focus of Rock | by Suzan Shown Harjo

"Poetry appeals to me," says Suzan Shown Harjo, "because it can have the grace of water and the focus of rock, even in the same piece, and it accommodates both facts and color in the same space." A published poet for more than 50 years... click here for more...

Summer on the Rez | by Mercedes Bell

My journey begins from my birthplace, New Mexico, "Land of Enchantment" way back when. Iím what they call a halfbreed. My father was Mexican American from Chihuahua, Mexico, Chicano, with Aztec background. My mother was Navajo (Dine) from Maiideghissi Clan, known as "Coyote Pass People" from Lower Greasewood, Navajo Reservation in Arizona... click here for more...

Relevant: Rethinking American Indian Art |
by Andrea Lee Smith

In New York City, a hub of diversity and original art, discovery is a twofold, all-encompassing challenge - the challenge to be acknowledged, noticed; the challenge to notice or identify talent first, to invest before brilliance is noted by the masses and values skyrocket. No equal opportunity disclaimer exists in obtaining exposure as an artist, and ultimate success is the potential acceptance on the part of mainstream society... click here for more...

 
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