IAIA representing Native America at China ExpoOct 18th, 2013 | By tcj | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive
Professor Linda Lomahaftewa (Hopi-Tewa) of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA, Santa Fe, NM), along with IAIA alumni Melissa Cody (Navajo) and Steve LaRance (Hopi-Assiniboine), are participating in the United Nations’ International Expo on Traditional Craftmanship, which is convening in Hangzhou, China, October 17-20.
The three artists will join 400 other participants from all over the world to display and sell their art to an estimated one million visitors. In addition, Lomahaftewa will join 30 other international and local Chinese scholars in attending a four-day workshop on safeguarding and promoting sustainable development of traditional craftsmanship.
IAIA president Dr. Robert Martin worked with international coordinators to identify the three participants. “This will be a great opportunity to raise the awareness of IAIA and its talented alumni in China and on an international level,” Martin said.