Stanley Sage: Alicia Velasquez

Jun 28, 2023

10:30 AM

Stanley Museum of Art

160 West Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

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Stanley Sage is a program with older adults in mind. We've invited a local older adult to tell their art story and connect it to the Stanley collection.

Alcia Velasquez is a local artist and the first Indigenous woman to open a boutique in Iowa City. The House of DOTL’IZHI (Dot-Cluh-gee), the Western Apache word for turquoise, features art and jewelry infusing her unique designs with traditional techniques handed down by her father and elders. Velasquez will share her art and other objects from her boutique while discussing the influence her family's legacy has had on her and her work. 

This program is supported by Csomay Center and Thoreson Optimal Aging Initiative.

About Alicia Velasquez: 

Iowa City-based award-winning Native American Artist, Alicia Velasquez, has been honoring her Native American traditions ever since she was a little girl. Taught by her father and elders she has learned several techniques such as beadwork, leatherwork, silversmithing, sewing, embroidery just to name a few.

Born and raised in California, Alicia who is Apache, Yaqui and Spanish draws inspiration, not just from her ancestors but from all nations. Her passion is to connect women to culture in a respectful manner through culture appreciation. And to remind women of their strength, beauty and worth.

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