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Navajo Dyeing Workshop With Zefren-M

Photo by Oliver Halfin, Model: Lucaa

Duality of Light and Color: Demystifying Fiber and Color

As part of the ongoing series CommUnity Circles: Reciprocity, Conscious Consumerism, Legacy & Joy, 4Kinship and SITE SANTA FE present a Navajo Dyeing Workshop at 4Kinship (map) led by Native American multi-disciplinary artist, Zefren-m Anderson. Zefren will demonstrate and discuss the Diné fiber dyeing process, offering participants the chance to create a wearable item using these techniques. The event will explore both traditional and modern methods, culminating in an artist talk about Zefren's body of work to date.

Please bring a silk or wool item that is protein base to dye. Navajo Labah Drive Coffee and Navajo Blue Corn Scones will be served.

This event will be outside so please make sure you use sunscreen!

*Tickets are limited!

$20 ($15 for SITE SANTA FE Members & Students)

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About Zefren-m Anderson

Ephraim Anderson (also known as Zefren-m) is a Native American multi-disciplinary artist based out of the southwestern US. Belonging to the Navajo Nation, Anderson has spent the last 4 decades continuing the traditions taught to them by their grandparents.

Anderson attended University of New Mexico, earned a certificate in Navajo weaving from Navajo Cultural Arts program, and has participated in the Heard Museum guild Indian Market and fair (Heard Indian Market), the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA). They are currently pursuing a bachelor’s in fine arts with an emphasis on Navajo Silversmithing at Diné College.

*Anderson will have Heard Museum-awarded heirloom rugs for sale during the event.

About 4Kinship

4KINSHIP is a Diné (Navajo) owned sustainable artwear brand dedicated to producing handmade, one of a kind, restored, repurposed, and lovingly upcycled products. Founded in 2015 by Amy Denet Deal, 4KINSHIP is fueled by a desire to honor Indigeneity, to protect sacred lands, and to be of service to commUNITY.

In 2019, Amy relocated to New Mexico to reintegrate with her tribe shortly before the pandemic hit, and spent 2020 providing mutual aid relief for relatives on Navajo Nation. 4KINSHIP is currently leading fundraising efforts for Diné Skate Garden Project to support the community of Two Grey Hills on Navajo Nation provide a transformative space for Diné youth in this remote area which opened in April 2023. In August 2023, 4KINSHIP launched 4KINSHIP Indigenous Futures Fund, revolutionizing how the arts and culture performance space can embody reciprocity and amplify its support of indigenous emerging artists. Visit 4KINSHIP at 812 Canyon Road in Santa Fe, NM.