August 21st, 2020 Last Updated on: August 21st, 2020
Sonwai Larance will be doing a live dance in the Sacred Hoop Circle in Santa Fe…our live stream tribute guests include your host Ruth-Ann Thorn, Alan Webber, Mayor of Santa Fe, Steven Larance, Chris Eyre, Swaiai.org Executive Director Kim Peone | Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Artists George Rivera and Cody Sanderson.
7 PM EST
Performance as storytelling and as responsibility.
Ruth-Ann Thorn believes these on-location Santa Fe episodes as well as the extraordinary live streaming interviews during the month of August 2020 are the most important episodes she’s ever produced and hosted: and are truly the intersection of Fine Art, Native American Heritage, and celebration in a Virtual Experience.
Santa Fe: New Mexico: (August, 2020) Art of the City TV is a documentary entertainment series where gallerist, philanthropist, and celebrity host Ruth-Ann Thorn travels around the country spotlighting artists who create the fabric and lifeblood of the city’s cultural community. www.artofthecitytv.com Host Ruth Ann Thorn moves out of her role as uber-successful gallerist and brings to audiences’ layers upon layers of hip, unfiltered aesthetic, and creative elements indigenous to the featured city.
Ms. Thorn, San Diegan and of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians brings to the series her native American experience; Her mother was an artist and was involved in the women’s rights movement, while her father, part of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, was one of the first Native Americans to occupy Alcatraz in an effort to gain equal rights for the Native Americans living on reservations, who at the time weren’t allowed to vote. In 2018, Thorn was elected as the chairwoman of the Rincon Economic Development Corporation of her tribe and has been on the board for 5 years. She oversees businesses that are owned by the tribe and is an active member of California chapter of the Native American Chamber of Commerce.
Ruth-Ann has captured the flavor of Santa Fe artistic relevance and presents to the world the timely story of the cultural capital of Indian Market and the great city of Santa Fe,…an event that has always been on the right side of history and on the right side of Artistic Accomplishment; illustrating Native American Art as seen through the lens of her knowledge and being.
“Santa Fe is the epicenter for Native American art. I was fortunate to be able to interview and document the most important Native American Artists living today.
Getting the backstory from each of these creative individuals will help the world understand not only what they are creating but why they are creating it.
These are interviews that are history in the making”. Ruth-Ann Thorn
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