Friday, November 30, 2012

Indigenous Visions

Our kick-off for Indigenous Visions had a great line-up of artists in the shop. We hosted fetish carvers Lena Boone and Debra and Dinah Gasper, the talented Susunkewa family who were showing their Kachina dolls and paintings, painters and brothers Donn Clark and Bill Dixon and jewelers Carl and Irene Clark, Tom Baldwin and James Peshlakai. They brought stunning work and were more than happy to share their stories with a very appreciative audience. We are so grateful to them for coming down and sharing their talent with us.

Bill Dixon (Navajo)

Donn Clark (Navajo)

James Peshlakai (Navajo), grandson of Peshlakai Etsitty

Dina Gasper and her Daughter Debra (Zuni)

Lena Boone (Zuni)

Tom Baldwin (Navajo)

Jewelry by Carl and Irene Clark (Navajo)

A closer view of Carl and Irene's amazing micro inlay jewelry

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thanksgiving Week Events at the Heard

November is a month filled with things to see and experience at the Heard. In addition to our Indigenous Visions event this coming Saturday (see the previous post), we are launching our Ornament Market Thursday November 22. The beginning of our market coincides with the Thanksgiving Harvest Feast at our Cafe. Tickets are still available. The same week we will be having a once in a lifetime rug sale. See the details below!

Special Navajo Rug Sale
Friday, November 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Heard Museum Members)
Saturday & Sunday, November 24 & 25 (Open to the Public)
Heard Museum Phoenix, Encanto Room

Select from more than 300 exquisite Navajo textiles, offered from a private collection, at this special sale! Artworks range from intricately-woven miniatures and sandpainting-style rugs to museum-quality pictorials and traditional patterns. Priced below market value, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own—or give—a gift of hand-crafted love.

Fifth Annual Ornament Marketplace
Thursday, November 22 – Sunday, November 25 (Heard Museum Phoenix)
Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24 (Heard Museum North Scottsdale)

There’s no better place to find authentic Southwest artworks than the Heard Shops. Search for unique, one-of-a-kind ornaments and other treasures perfect for gift-giving or to enhance your own holiday celebrations. Holiday ornaments from more than 25 artists will be available for purchase. Prices range from $10 to $40.  Also, look for a wide selection of our ornaments in our online shop.

Third Annual Harvest Feast
Thursday, November 22, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Heard Museum Phoenix

The Heard invites visitors to sit down for the Harvest Feast, an American Indian-inspired meal for the Thanksgiving holiday. Combining unique Native ingredients with traditional recipes, this year’s menu features turkey and dressing, tamales and posole; all traditional Southwestern holiday dishes.
Price: Adult members $60, adult non-members $75, children 12 and under $30. Price does not include gratuity or museum admission. Beer, wine and cocktails are additional. Reservations required by November 17. Call 602.252.8840, ext. 2271.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Indigenous Visions launches for Fall

The Heard Museum Shops Indigenous Visions event starts again this Saturday November 17 from 10am to 2pm in the Main shop and at our North location. Scheduled to appear are:

Jewelers: Carl Clark (Navajo), Tom Baldwin (Navajo), James Peshlakai (Navajo),
Fernando Padilla (San Felipe), 

Silver and Micro-Inlay cuff bracelet by Carl and Irene Clark (Navajo)

Painters: Donn Clark (Navajo), William Dixon (Navajo), Norma Susunkewa (Hopi), Sheryl Susunkewa (Hopi)

"The Marksman" original painting on canvas by Donn Clark (Navajo)

Fetish Carvers: Lena Boone (Zuni), Evalena Boone (Zuni), Debra Gasper (Zuni), Dinah Gasper (Zuni)

Mountain Lion fetish carving by Lena Boone (Zuni)

Bear fetish carving by Debra Gasper (Zuni)

Kachina Carver: Manfred Susunkewa (Hopi)

In the Berlin Gallery:
Printmaker Jacob Meders (Maidu/ Mechoopda)

Original artwork- archival pen, ink and wax on wood by Jake Meders (Mechoopda/ Maidu)

In our Bookstore:
Novelist Seth Muller

Seth Muller is a Southwest author and journalist based in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has written a young-reader fiction series called Keepers of the Windclaw Chronicles, published by the multicultural press Salina Bookshelf. He has also written a nonfiction narrative book called Canyon Crossing: Experiencing the Grand Canyon From Rim to Rim (Grand Canyon Association, March 2011). The book is an exploration of the canyon’s corridor trails and their rich history. The book was selected among Pima County Library's 2011 Southwest Books of the Year.


And at our North Location:

Photographer Tiffiney Yazzie (Navajo) and bead artist Deb Krol (Xolon Salinan)

"Tattered Old Blankets" archival inkjet print by Tiffiney Yazzie (Navajo)

Friday, November 9, 2012

Spanish Market is at the Heard!

Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11
Hours: 10am- 5pm

Free to Heard Museum Members or free with suggested donation of $10 for one person or $20 for two people, which includes museum admission.

The shop is hosting some amazing special artwork during Spanish Market. Jerry Boyd will be here with his Oaxacan carvings and we will also have Huichol bead art. Our guest artists are Mata Ortiz potters Jorge Quintana Rodriguez and Damian Quezada and Jan Diers with Mata Ortiz shard jewelry.

Jorge Quintana Rodriguez

Considered one of the founding artists to revive Mata Ortiz pottery, Jorge Quintana began his illustrious career in 1983. As a teenager, he helped Mata Ortiz pottery founder Juan Quezada dig clay for his work. Convinced to seriously pursue pottery making by Pilo Mora, Jorge began to study with his aunt, Luz María Gallegos de Almeida, who helped expand his early pottery knowledge taught to him by his grandmother, Antonia Flores Ibarra. He is known as one of a handful of Mata Ortiz artists to complete all process stages of pottery making, from collecting and preparing the clay to painting and firing the vessel. Inspired by Mimbres and Paquimé motifs, he embraces representational and geometric design elements in his works and is credited with creating his own original designs, such as his “eyedazzler” and “checkerboard” motifs.

His vessels exhibit the thin-walled and fine-lined forms indicative of some of the best Mata Ortiz pottery created today and his works are highly sought after, being collected around the world.

Works by Jorge:

Jan Diers Mata Ortiz to You, a retailer for Mata Ortiz pottery jewelry. She collects broken Mata Ortiz pottery and jeweler Agustin Torres Beltran (a Nahuatl Indian) shapes the shards and creates the unique silver settings. No two are alike.

And at Books and More, Kathy Cano-Murillo will be signing 2 of her latest novels: Waking up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing.

These novels are fun, funny and full of great craft ideas! Kathy will be happy to personalize copies for you!