Guest Artist Jonathan Loretto will lead all guests in painting with watercolor!
ABOUT OUR ARTIST:
Jonathan Loretto, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A descendant of Walatowa (Jemez) and Kotyit-i (Cochiti) villages. Starting at an early age working with clay, his journey continues to this day. His goal has always been to improve his talents in hopes of becoming a better creative artist. Throughout the years he has developed techniques and styles from traditional and contemporary concepts. This is how he likes to combine his talent combining the old with the new. Working in jewelry and pottery earned him awards at the annual Southwestern Association for Indian Art Show. Some awards include fellowships/residencies to various organizations such as Vermont Studios in Vermont, School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a grant to travel to Mata Ortiz, Mexico.
Recently a graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), fall 2021. His degree is in Studio Arts with an emphasis in sculpture. He also had the opportunity to learn photography which he is excited to pursue as a new medium, amongst the other mediums he already does. He has never shied away from challenges, especially when it came to learning new art concepts. This journey continues to evolve as well as his artwork. He is always willing to share his ideas without hesitation knowing this is what he strives for, passing on knowledge.
Fine Art Friday is a weekly exploration into the arts with special guests and hands-on activities!
**Fine Art Friday Programming is included in Museum Admission**
This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts & Culture Department and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax
Also supported by: