RWS is pleased to be returning to Vancouver BC! RWS photographer Nadya K., has been invited to exhibit a selection of images in the 10th Annual Talking Stick Festival, presented by Full Circle: First Nations Performance. In celebration of their 10th year, the 2011 festival will play its opening week (February 1 – February 6) at the Roundhouse before moving into the Commercial Drive area of East Vancouver (until February 13) and will feature diverse programming, highlighting the talents of local, national and international artists in a fusion of cabaret, music, dance, theatre and storytelling. Visit www.fullcircleperformance.ca for festival details, scheduling and tickets! Photo-Sessions Nadya will also be scheduling photo-sessions throughout the run of the festival. For details email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the types of sessions available for booking: Portrait + Promotional Headshots Documentary Product Architectural/ Location Vancouver BC is the first stop during two tours this year. For updates/ announcements re: RWS Tours, and to find out if your city is on the list, please sign up to the RWS Mailing List/ Newsletter. To request your city, please visit the 2011 Tour page.
Last year Nadya was interviewed by the Indigenous Arts Network (IAN), a website that showcases contemporary indigenous art from a wide range of disciplines across Canada, namely theatre, writing, film and video, music, new media, dance, craft/ design, visual art and communication. Other artists featured on the website are: Billy Merasty, Michael Greyeyes, Zacharias Kunuk, Terrance Houle, Tracey Deer and many others. IAN is an initiative of the Association for Native Development in the Performing & Visual Arts (ANDPVA). “Success to me means inspiration, being able to inspire other people. That’s when I know I’ve done my job, and at times it can be draining to have to constantly be that, but you keep going and you keep doing it. Because it is reciprocal, people inspire me to do the work that I do. This land we live in, this city that we live in, the country, you know what I mean? It’s reciprocal, it’s all reciprocal.” Full Interview: indigenousartsnetwork.ca/artists/nadya_kwandibens
Curated by Debra Yepa-Pappan Location: Beacon Street Gallery 410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL Opening reception October 9, 2009 5 – 8pm Exhibition runs through December 20, 2009 “Intrigue and Novelty” highlights the work of 8 contemporary Native American women artists, each of whom is a superstar among her peers in the Native art scene. These women utilize conventional and modern methods/mediums to create images that resonate their individual experiences as Native American women. Portraying images of Native tradition and pop iconography, it’s evident that these women balance themselves between their traditional backgrounds which are rich in age old ceremonies and customs (Intriguing to non-Natives) and modern pop culture (Novelty). Artists include: Christine Caluya, Amber Gunn Gauthier, Nadya Kwandibens, Linda Lomahaftewa, Erica Lord, America Meredith, Rose B. Simpson, and Debra Yepa-Pappan. Visit: www.beaconst.org