Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – Native American Art and Cuisine
Artists: Dan, Arlo and Michael Namingha
Chefs: Bill and Cheryl Jamison
This dinner will showcase the ancient and contemporary culture of the American Southwest, hosted by one of our foremost Native artist families and four-time James Beard Award-winning chefs/cookbook authors.
Dan Namingha is from the Tewa-Hopi tribe. He has been showing professionally as an artist for over forty years. His works command unwavering respect for the earth and spirit of his ancestry, the beautiful heritage that is the heart of his creativity. He is constantly drawn to his roots so deeply embedded in ceremony, yet allows us only a guarded glimpse of his sacred traditions.
Arlo Namingha works in woods, clay, cast bronze, fabricated bronze and stone, creating work that reflects his Tewa/Hopi background.
Michael Namingha works in the medium of digital inkjet images printed on canvas and paper, as well as numerous types of installations. He currently serves as a City of Santa Fe Arts Commissioner. The Naminghas own and operate Niman Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM.
Authors of more than a dozen cookbooks and culinary adventure tales, and winners of four James Beard Awards, Cheryl and Bill Jamison celebrate the wonderful world of food all around the globe. At this dinner, they will showcase delights from New Mexico’s rich multicultural culinary heritage, featuring recipes from their new book, Tasting New Mexico.
Proceeds from these events will benefit the Partners in Education Foundation for the Santa Fe Public Schools and the City of Santa Fe Art Commission’s Artist Exhibit and Education Program. Partners in Education raises funds to support Santa Fe’s public school teachers and students. The Arts Commission nurtures and supports Santa Fe’s unique artistic and cultural heritage.
Tickets for each dinner are $250 per person – limited to 60 people per evening.
For reservations, contact Partners in Education, 505-474-0240, or visit