Community Dialogue: Reflections on Three Generations of Taos Artists and Patrons with Jonathan Warm Day Coming

Sunday, July 17, 2016 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Harwood Museum of Art, Arthur Bell Auditorium

Free with admission, space is limited

Taos Pueblo artist and illustrator, Jonathan Warm Day Coming, in conversation with Lois Rudnick, will reflect on three generations of a unique relationship to the arts in Taos. Jonathan’s grandfather, Pedro Mirabal, was a model for many of the Anglo artists who came to Taos in the early 20th century, including Nicolai Fechin and Joseph Imhof. He also was the model for the beautiful bust included in this exhibition and carved by Mabel’s third husband Maurice Stern during the nine months he spent in Taos.

Warm Day’s mother Eah-Ha-Wa (Eva Mirabal) was given her first paints by Imhof and Fechin, and she became an accomplished artist. Eah-Ha-Wa was the first Native American woman to have a syndicated cartoon column during WWII, “G.I. Gertie”, while she was enlisted in the Woman’s Army Corp. Later she studied at the Taos Valley Art School with Beatrice Mandelman and Louis Ribak. Her illustrations and murals received national acclaim.

Jonathan Warm Day Coming has continued in the tradition of artist and illustrator, sharing everyday scenes of Pueblo life in skillful prints and drawings, as well as in storybooks for children and adults. The conversation will be opened up to the public for discussion.

Made possible with support by the New Mexico Humanities Council and the Charles Redd Center of Brigham Young University