2:00pm – Doors Open
3:00pm – Artist Panel w/ Jason Garcia, Tony Chavarria & Joseph Aguilar
“Tewa Tales of Suspense!” is a series of serigraph prints that illustrate the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. In the late 17th-century, Spain’s empire in the Americas extended north to New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and California, where Spanish soldiers, settlers, and missionaries began to settle. The missionaries resettled the indigenous Pueblo people into peasant communities, building forts and missions to subdue and convert them to Catholicism. The Tewa people of Northern New Mexico, along with other Pueblo communities resisted Spanish conversion efforts and forced labor demands. Their sporadic resistance became a concerted rebellion in 1680 under the leadership of Po’Pay, a Tewa leader from O’ke Owingeh. The revolt was the most successful of Native American efforts to turn back European colonists, and for over a decade the Pueblos were free from intrusion.
(Main Exhibition Opening on Thursday, August 17, 6pm)