EDGE focuses on new art beyond the traditional


Special to the Times | Colleen Keane
A model shows Crystal and Rico Worl’s contemporary designs reflecting their Tlingit culture during the EDGE fashion show at Indian Market in Santa Fe on Aug. 16.

Moving past traditional categories like jewelry, paintings, pottery, wood carvings and baskets, this year was the fourth Indian Market has presented “EDGE” – contemporary art techniques, formats and materials.

EDGE “has enhanced the scope, and offers our community a chance to highlight new forms and narratives,” says the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts on its website.

EDGE kicked off Indian Market the evening of Aug. 16 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center where high ceilings and spacious walls spotlighted digital art, printmaking and fashion, to name a few of the contemporary presentations.

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Colleen Keane

Colleen is a New Mexico freelance journalist who has been reporting for the Navajo Times since 2012. She primarily covers the Albuquerque area. Prior to working for the Times, she taught Journalism at Rock Point and Alamo Navajo communities. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California. She can be reached at colleenannkeane@gmail.com