Introducing First Friday with Guest Artists!

The Coe’s monthly First Friday open house will now be graced by a roster of brilliant artists who will visit with guests, discuss favorite pieces, and more.

On March 6, 2020 our guest artist is the wonderful Eliza Naranjo Morse, who will be sketching works from the Coe Collection. Please join her and take some time to look at, and draw, artworks from around the world.

Eliza Naranjo-Morse (1980) grew up in Northern New Mexico. The people and histories around her, the cartoons she grew up enjoying, and the personal, social and environmental happenings that influenced her frequently appear in her work. Beyond the goal of maintaining a lifelong creative process, there are no materials or conceptual parameters that limit her. Eliza’s primary forms of art education are formal and practical; a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and the information passed down to her through her elders add the artist’s creative intentions and life experiences.

Through her studio practice, and unlike many artists, Eliza has the ability and interest to collaborate with such partners as the School for Advanced Research, the Coe Center for the Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Praksis, Oslo, SITE Santa Fe, the Poeh Cultural Center, the National Museum of the American Indian and the Kha’ Po’ Community School, as well as the ongoing collaboration of creative expressions and practical tasks she participates in with her immediate and extended family.

 

The First Friday of each month the Coe Center invites you for behind-the-scenes access to over 2,300 works of global indigenous art. Meet the works of art, staff, and volunteers!