School for Advanced Research’s Indian Arts Research Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, has chosen Maricopa clothing designer Loren Aragon for a fellowship this summer. Three fellowships are given annually to advance the work of mature and emerging Native artists. As the 2017 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow, Aragon will be in residence June 15-Aug. 15 and will present an evening lecture and studio tour.
A mechanical engineer by trade, Aragon uses couture fashion to capture ideas predominantly influenced by the pottery culture and traditional dress of his native Acoma Pueblo community. During his time at SAR, he plans to research and employ new, perhaps less practiced methods and techniques in textile design, jewelry and fashion design. Aragon plans to display his work in a capsule collection made up of four one-of-a-kind pieces highlighting textile design and ornamental metal work.
For more on Aragon and samples of his work, visit InMaricopa.com/?s=Loren+Aragon+.
This item appears in the June issue of InMaricopa.