Art Talk on Zoom! Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: The Sacred and the Profane, the Divine and the Witty

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Art lecturer Janet Cohen Mandel showcases the work of visual artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith in another virtual program for us! Quick-to-See Smith is an is an art educator, art advocate, and political activist. Born in 1940 and raised on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, she is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and is of M├ętis and Shoshone descent. Quick-to-See Smith's work addresses the myths of her ancestors in the context of current issues facing Native Americans.  Her inspiration also stems from the work of Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, and Robert Rauschenberg.  She uses paint, collage, and found objects to produce both representational and abstract images.  Smith has had more than 80 solo exhibits over the past 30 years, organized and curated scores of Native exhibitions, and lectured at hundreds of universities, museums, and conferences.  Jaune Quick-to-See Smith creates a unique, intimate, and insightful visual language grounded in themes of personal and political identity. 

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