Curated by Mary Hood, associate professor at the ASU School of Art, Map(ing) brought together 25 Native and Indigenous artists with graduate students to produce a series of special, limited-edition prints around Native aesthetics, culture and identity.
Featured artists include Yolanda Hart Stevens, Marilou Schultz, Jason Garcia, Ahkima Honyumptewa, Dana Claxton, Nicholas Galanin, Steven Yazzie, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Randy Kemp, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Dallin Maybee, Wanesia Misquadace, Sarah Sense, C. Maxx Stevens, Warren Montoya, Thomas Greyeyes, Craig Kelly, Rowan Harrison, Tom Jones, John Feodrov, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Brenda Mallory and Hannah Clause.
Ready to visit? Map(ing) is available to view at the Step Gallery during regular hours Thursday through Saturday, March 4–20, 12 to 5 p.m. Phoenix MST at 605 E Grant St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. You can also see the exhibition at an opening reception on First Friday, March 5 and a closing reception on Third Friday, March 19.
Please note: In order to ensure the safety and health of the community during this event, all individuals will be required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing of six feet and observe all other posted guidelines regarding COVID-19. The maximum number of people allowed within the gallery may be managed as well. If you have experienced difficulty breathing, fever, muscle or body aches, sore throat and cough, fatigue and headaches or any other potential symptoms of coronavirus in the last 14 days, please stay at home. For more information about safety and health protocols, you can read updates from ASU, the Arizona Department of Health Services or the Center for Disease Control.
Looking for more events? Visit the Heard Museum, view art by Indigenous artists in Arizona with XICO or view the full schedule for the NEA Big Read today at http://piper.asu.edu/nea-big-read/schedule.
About our Partners
The School of Art in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts is the leading institution for the instruction of art in metropolitan Phoenix and central Arizona.
Mary Hood, originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is currently an associate professor of art and printmaking at Arizona State University. As part of her teaching philosophy, Mary uses printmaking to focus on community-affiliated projects such as RIPPLE (2005), for Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Arizona, DITTO (2006), a public art project and Map(ing) (2009-2019), a collaborative project between Native artists and ASU graduate students.
About the NEA Big Read: Phoenix
This event is presented as part of the NEA Big Read: Phoenix, celebrating Indigenous literary arts and culture in the Valley with over 25 talks, workshops, performances, book clubs, art exhibits and other virtual events inspired by The Round House by Louise Erdrich. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The NEA Big Read: Phoenix is presented by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University with additional support from Arizona Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Humanities Division at ASU and over 40 authors, performers and community organizations. Find events, meet our partners and start reading today at http://piper.asu.edu/big-read.
Support Indigenous Communities
The Phoenix Indian Center is the oldest American Indian non-profit organization of its kind in the United States, providing workforce development, cultural enrichment and other vital services to Indigenous communities throughout the Valley for over 70 years. To support their work, visit their website at https://phxindcenter.org/financial-support/, click the donate button, enter an amount and enter "NEA Big Read" in the description. Please consider making a gift to the Phoenix Indian Center today.