Mountain Mover Media wins two Rocky Mountain Emmys

In early November, Santa Fe-based video production company Mountain Mover Media was awarded with Rocky Mountain Emmys for Becoming: ORLANDO DUGI in the Arts Programming (Short Form) category and for Yo Prometo for best Musical Arrangement/Composition. Becoming: ORLANDO DUGI is an eight-minute biopic on Navajo fashion designer and former Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Artist-in-Residence Orlando Dugi. It was directed, shot, and edited by Mountain Mover Media’s Kaela Waldstein and produced by IAIA Assistant Professor Amber-Dawn Bear Robe (Blackfoot/Siksika) for the Southwest Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA).

This is Bear Robe’s and Waldstein’s second Emmy for a collaborative project. The first was their 2018 video Walk with Pride: Santa Fe Indian Market’s Haute Couture Fashion Show. The Dugi short follows the creation and reveal of the artist’s 2020 Capsule Collection and explores the inspirations for his work. It was featured at

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Infinity Visual and Performing Arts has added Melissa Meyers and Dana Nordlund to its list of instructors.

Meyers is an art instructor while Nordlund will teach photography and drums.

Meyers recently moved to the area after spending 20 years in Allegany, where she most recently taught kindergarten through 12th grades in visual arts at Archbishop Walsh and Southern Tier Catholic school.

Prior to that, she spent 10 years in her business selling art supplies, picture framing, running an art gallery, and holding classes for adults and children. She developed a summer art camp in conjunction with the Quick Arts Center on the campus of St. Bonaventure University for children between the ages of 6 and 12.

Meyers works with many different mediums, from mixed media to watercolor, alcohol inks to oil painting and much more. Meyers graduated from Jamestown Community College with a degree in art and Buffalo State college

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The Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main St. in Rockport has launched its national juried show, showcasing artists from across the country as well as local artists.

The exhibition features drawing, mixed media, collage, photography, painting, digital art and sculpture. The exhibition may be viewed online at https://www.rockportartassn.org/raam-national. The show runs through Dec. 31.

Jurors Teresa Oaxaca and Mark Boedges chose the works from nearly 1,000 entries from artists throughout the United States. The art association organizers also view this exhibition as a cultural exchange opportunity, which introduces new artistic influences from beyond Cape Ann as its showcases regional talent.

The associations’s Experimental Group opens its 16th exhibition, “Unexpected No. Sixteen” at the museum this Saturday. The exhibition also can be viewed online at www.rockportartassn.org. Works on view are all under the size of 20 by 20 inches and feature paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art

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