Jason Parrish (Apr 27 – 29), Cliff Fragua And Leah Mata (May 25 – 28)
Raven Makes Gallery, Sisters, OR -
A six-month series featuring in-person visits by First Nations artists begins with Jason Parrish, a Dine (Navajo) painter, whose watercolors look back to the Dine people of 1890 to 1945. Cliff Fragua, a Jemez Pueblo sculptor, studied in Santa Fe, San Francisco and in Italy. Leah Mata designs traditional California Indian jewelry in bone, stone and abalone. Through her work, she takes a stand against the legal and environmental degradation that often causes the destruction and loss of such art materials used by her ancestors.