We invite you to an intimate reception in SkyFire where jeweler and multimedia artist Wayne Gaussoin will share his artistic approach and creative process. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a signature cocktail will be served.
Saturday, April 29th | 5 pm – 6 pm
SkyFire | RSVP required
Following a family tradition, Wayne Nez Gaussoin brings a new style and perspective to his jewelry making. He’s been the assistant curator at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, an Intern at the Indian Arts Research Center, and a full-time artist with an MFA degree from the University of New Mexico. Gaussoin’s artwork began with traditional Navajo silversmithing and has evolved into wearable sculpture and monumental installation art. The materials and style of his jewelry have challenged the stereotype of Native American adornment that has aroused controversy and brought forth new challenges and new perspectives that have redefined the classifications of Native American jewelry in the twenty-first century. This continually inspires Gaussoin to be able to create a voice for a new era of Native American artists alike.