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Narrator's name Abeyta, Tony and Elizabeth
Catalog Number 2000.1.503
Interviewer Ruland-Thorne, Kate
Object Name Tape, Cassette
Scope & Content Elizabeth Abeyta talks about what her schooling was like, working with clay, sculpting, planning for a bronze, and tells about the awards she has won. They discuss family influences, especially their father's artwork as an artist, closeness with the tribes (particularly the Navajo), Indian ways, how Native American perceive the art world, and how Indian art has progressed. They talk about selling art and making a living. They reminisce about going to Sante Fe Indian School (the Institute) and college in Sante Fe. They mention the artists' work they admire most. Tony talks about his Indian heritage, His work as a painter using his art technique. He tells about his philosophy, background, schooling, his continuing education, and the direction he is going with his art.
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Search Terms Native Americans