OTA News: Mario Martinez, Raul Villarreal, Kristina Varjan, and Jarica Walsh
Mario Martinez, Congratulations! Your invitation to participate in the upcoming exhibition “Stretching the Canvas: Eighty Years of Native Painting,” opening this fall at the National Museum of the American Indian-New York on November 16, 2019 is incredible! We are so proud of you and having you part of OTA.
“Dear Mr. Martinez, we want you to know that we plan to feature your paintings, Brooklyn, and First Flower, in our forthcoming exhibition, “Stretching the Canvas: Eighty Years of Native Painting,” opening this fall at the National Museum of the American Indian-New York on November 16, 2019. Here is a link to our on-line announcement https://americanindian.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item?id=975 We feel very privileged to be able to bring your work to a greater public.”
David W. Penney
Associate Director for Museum Research and Scholarship National Museum of the American Indian
Raul Villarreal, Congratulations! We are so proud of you and having you part of OTA. I hope we will have the opportunity to show your documentary at OTA or in Santa Fe in the near future.
Raul: I just returned from Havana, where I showed the documentary “Hemingway: Between Key West and Havana ” at the 17th Ernest Hemingway Colloquium. It was a huge success. This is a documentary which I co-wrote, co-produced and narrated. It premiered last year in Paris at the International Hemingway conference and will also be shown this July in Key West during the Hemingway days. Here is a link to the documentary website where you can see a trailer.
The documentary is 30 minutes long. We’re now entering it in different festivals and hopefully create a DVD by the end of the year.
Kristina Varjan, Congratulations! We are so proud of all that you do and having you part of OTA.
We all know Kristina Varjan and her unique “Baskets of Peace” created from pine needle, stones, beads and colorful thread. Hold one and you can feel the peaceful nature she imbues in her baskets. And also, our Kristina Varjan, Varjan Sensei, holds a 7th Dan Shihan title in the Martial Art of Aikido. In September, Kristina will host a Women’s Aikido Camp here in Santa Fe. This year the camp is from September 12-15 at the IHM Retreat and Conference Center.
Jarica Walsh, Congratulations! We are so proud of you and having you part of OTA. Jarica is now directing the Art in Public Places Program for the State of Oklahoma along with keeping up with her beautiful unique ceramic work.
Thank you, all of you, for “dreaming, beginning and connecting” with the world. OTA celebrates YOU! Congratulations!