Red Star and a Rising Star Meet for Live Paint Event

Acclaimed Crow painter Kevin Red Star and emerging contemporary Native American painter George Alexander, “live-painted” side by side on August 21st, on the opening day of the new Indigenous Fine Art Market in Santa Fe, for an appreciative audience at the Farmers’ Market Pavilion. DJ Brian Frejo live-mixed the soundtrack.

IFAM, in this its first year, was created to respond to contemporary native artists’ desires to exhibit contemporary cultural objects rather than strictly the traditional work approved for SWAIA’s established Santa Fe Indian Market. The three day IFAM fair was held from August 21st-23rd during the week that annually turns Santa Fe into the hub for Native American art sales. Visitors had a chance to interact with the artists at length and take in events including a skateboarding competition with Apache Skateboards, pop-up fashion shows and music. (IFAM was reported on in the Brooklyn art site Hyperallergic.)

Here photographer Dianne Stromberg captured Live Paint. All images ©Dianne Stromberg.

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