Los Poblanos is proud to partner with the Tamarind Institute this summer for an exhibit in the La Quinta Gallery showcasing a selection of fine art prints from
Los Poblanos is proud to partner with the Tamarind Institute this summer for an exhibit in the La Quinta Gallery showcasing a selection of fine art prints from the workshop’s creative production over the past 60 years. This special presentation on June 29th will feature Diana Gaston, Director of the Tamarind Institute since 2016, in conversation with Rose B. Simpson, noted mixed-media artist from Santa Clara Pueblo, NM. The discussion will touch on Tamarind’s rich history of collaborative printmaking and their educational mission to preserve and advance the medium of lithography. Simpson had her first residency at Tamarind Institute in 2021 where she had the opportunity to work with printmakers to transform her iconic 1985 Chevy El Camino, Maria, into a diptych which will be displayed at Los Poblanos this summer as part of the Tamarind exhibit.
About Tamarind Institute: Tamarind Institute is a non-profit center for collaborative printmaking, dedicated to research, education, and creative projects in fine art lithography. Since 1960, Tamarind has shaped the field of collaborative printmaking, through a unique printer training program and an educational mission to preserve and advance the creative medium of lithography. Today Tamarind is a nonprofit workshop with a state-of-the art workshop, public gallery, and regular public programs and tours. Tamarind encompasses an extensive archive of historic material, a vast print inventory of 8,000 lithographs produced by the workshop, and a team of highly trained printers, curators, and print experts. Tamarind Institute stimulates research, preservation of knowledge, and community among a diverse international following. This unique program is widely credited with revitalizing the creative medium of lithography, and continues to provide the only printer training program of its kind in the world.
About Rose B. Simpson: Rose B. Simpson is a mixed-media artist working from her home at Santa Clara Pueblo, where she is rooted in the long tradition of Pueblo potters and New Mexico’s vibrant car culture. She is engaged in many disciplines, including ceramic sculpture, metals, fashion, performance, music, installation, writing, custom cars and printmaking. She received an MFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2011 and an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in 2018. Simpson is represented in museum collections across the country and exhibited internationally.
About Diana Gaston: Diana Gaston joined the staff as Tamarind’s fourth director in January 2016. Previously, she was the lead curator for the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, based in Boston. Diana has a comprehensive knowledge of Tamarind’s vast archives housed at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, where she was curator of prints and photographs from 1989-1993. Subsequently, she held positions as curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and associate director of San Francisco Camerawork. She received both her B.A. (1985) and M.A. (1988) in Art History from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she focused on postwar American photography and contemporary works on paper.
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