The Cortez Public Library will host Dine artist Benton Yazzie, a self-taught Navajo painter and illustrator, for a workshop from 2-4 p.m. Saturday on “Texture Painting in Sand.”
Yazzie is the son of the Tachii’nii (Red Running into the Water) and the Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms People) clans.
According to a press release from the library, his artwork reflects the old ways of his people with modern and abstract symbolism mixed in to portray how he and his people live in two worlds – one on the reservation, the other in a fast-moving society.
The workshop is followed by an artist reception and exhibit from 4-6 p.m. and includes refreshments. The workshop and reception are free.
For more information or to reserve a seat, call the library at 970-565-8117.