Friday, November 13, 2015

Meet Huichol artist Bayless Alexander during Spanish Market!


Bayless Alexander (Huichol) will be showing in the Heard Museum Shop during Spanish Market weekend (November 13th and 14th) 

Beaded mask by Bayless Alexander (Huichol)


Bayless Alexander (Huichol) creates beautiful masks and other objects covered in the traditional bead work of the tribe that resides in the mountains of Central Western Mexico*. His jewelry is woven with traditional designs of animals, flowers, and other symbols important to their religion and beliefs. 

He will have jewelry, masks, woven bags and embroidered pieces for sale in the Heard Museum Shop on November 14th and 15th.  


*The Huichol beaded art that is sold in our gift shop and will be shown as a special exhibit in the shop during Spanish Market is the result of a 25 year collaboration between two North Americans and various Huichol artists. Judith and Jesse have for years been supplying Huichol artists with special carvings and 42 colors of Czech glass seed beads that are four sizes smaller than those beads available in Mexico. Their stated goal is to help present a higher quality of Huichol art and to increase the public's appreciation for this beautiful art form thereby creating a broader international market so more Huichol artists can make a living and stay integrated with their native land and culture.

In addition, Books & More will host:


Albert Quihuis: bi-lingual children’s books
Susan Topp Weber: new book “Nativities of the Southwest”
Stevie Mack: “Day of the Dead Folk Art”
In Books & More on SATURDAY ONLY from 11:30 until 2.



In the Museum Shop:

Charlotte Bell: “Rich Roots” (about the hooked rugs of Las Rancheritas women’s craft cooperative in Mexico)




The Market is free with a suggested donation of $10, which includes museum admission.

Event Details

Dates: November 14 – 15, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cost: Free

Location: Heard Museum, downtown Phoenix

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