A LOCAL SANTA FE, NM BOOK CLUB FOR AGES 9 – 12, RUN BY 9 – 12 YEAR OLDS!
READ Runners Book Club
READ BOOKS, MEET FRIENDS, TALK BOOKS!
Meetings held at Santa Fe Public Library
Main Library – 145 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Dates and times will be determined by club members.
Please fill out this form to participate!
Santa Fe Public Library
Community Services Department, City of Santa Fe, New Mexico
Satin / Reichman Memorial Art Gallery
Main Branch – Santa Fe Public Library
145 Washington Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Chelsea Bighorn was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona, and her tribal affiliations are the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes from Montana and the Shoshone-Paiute from Northern Nevada. After earning two associate degrees from Mesa Community College, Bighorn worked as an art instructor at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale on the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. It was there that she rediscovered a passion for education and her Native American culture. In 2019, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to pursue her lifelong dream of studying painting at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). In the summer of 2021, she participated in an internship through Journey Home in Santa Fe where she worked with a local artist as their assistant, and was also an apprentice to Crystal Worl in Juneau, Alaska. She was also a part of the public art project InFlux Arizona where she installed a mixed media sculpture in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2016. Bighorn graduated from IAIA in 2021 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and will be attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall for her Masters in Fiber and Material Studies.
The hand-cut paper works are intricate designs created with a focus on symmetry and balance. Inspired by the Catholic widows of my childhood and travels, I incorporate design elements from beading, weaving, quilting and quill work to create my windows. They are then mounted onto glass along with a color shifting window cling to create a faux stained-glass window. Using the form of stained-glass windows and influences from my tribes (Sioux and Shoshone-Paiute) visual material culture. These pieces are my way of navigating between my two different cultural backgrounds, Irish American and Native American, connecting them both through my art.