Thursday, February 26, 2015

Heard Museum Shop to Feature Acclaimed Artists during Fair: Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Chippewa/Assiniboine)

The Heard Museum Shop is proud to announce that the famed sculptor Doug Hyde (Nez Perce/Chippewa/Assiniboine) will be among the shop's special guests, for this year's Indian Fair and Market!



About the artist:


Doug Hyde (Ojibwa/Nez Perce/Assiniboin),“Intertribal Greeting,” Bronze. Gift of Adrienne and Jerry Kay.


Doug Hyde’s work is influenced by the Indian lore he learned in his youth from his grandfather and other elders who gifted him with the animal stories that incorporate moral values, the ways of Mother Earth and human creation. Hyde delves into his rich heritage and culture to create his sculpture.

While attending the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Hyde was befriended by one of his professors, acclaimed artist Allan Houser. He also attended the San Francisco Art Institute before enlisting in the U.S. Army. During his second tour of duty in Vietnam, he was seriously wounded by a grenade.  During his recuperation, Hyde learned more about sculpture while working in a friend’s memorial business, all while continuing his art education. Upon selling out at his first show, Hyde realized that he was ready for a life and career in art. Hyde’s work is in the collections of many museums including the Heard.  He lives in New Mexico and Arizona and sculpting in stone and bronze remains the focus of his life.  







 

Come to the Heard Museum's Annual Indian Fair and Market this March 7-8th to meet Doug Hyde himself! He will be among many other distinguished guests within the shop!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Heard Museum Shop to Feature Acclaimed Artists during Fair: Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti)

The Heard Museum Shop is proud to announce that the fashion forward Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti) will be among the shop's special guests, for this year's Indian Fair and Market!






About the artist:


Virgil Ortiz was born and raised on Cochiti Pueblo in Northern New Mexico. He is a member of the Oak Clan and has been actively making pottery since 1975. He started his career young, making his first storyteller at age 6 and has evolved his craft to encompass works inspired by traditional pueblo culture. Ortiz honors his ancestral cultural traditions, which incorporate the “voluminous contours and sinuous motifs of Pueblo pottery showcasing the richness of indigenous high fashion and compelling storytelling of Pueblo culture and history,” as he writes in his website.

Ortiz has expanded his artistic empire; in fact, he refers to his Pueblo-based lines of home d├ęcor, high Indigenous fashion, pottery and visual imagery as “V’s World.” He has worked with Donna Karan as well as developed his own line of apparel and accessories. Some of his work will be featured this summer, in the Heard’s new exhibit Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure!, where pieces from his imaginative and striking clay and video series “Pueblo Revolt 1680/2180” will be on display.

Ortiz’s exquisite clay works have been exhibited worldwide from the National Museum of the American Indian in New York, Hergotenbosh Museum in the Netherlands to the Foundation Cartier’s in Paris, France.
















Come to the Heard Museum's Annual Indian Fair and Market this March 7-8th to meet Virgil Ortiz himself! He will be among many other distinguished guests within the shop!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Heard Museum Shop to Feature Acclaimed Artists during Fair: Victoria Adams (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho)

The Heard Museum Shop is proud to announce that the fabulous Victoria Adams (Southern Cheyenne/Arapaho) will be among the shop's special guests, for this year's Indian Fair and Market!

 



Victoria Adams of Oakland, California, grew up in a dual world. Her Cheyenne traditional name is “He On E Va,” roughly translating to “Woman who lights the pipe.” Inspired by the oral traditions of her ancestors and a love of craftsmanship taught to her by her father, Adams explored the art of metalwork and silver early on. Her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute in North Beach and the Revere Academy of Goldsmithing helped her receive a nearly five-year apprenticeship with William Burke, Golden Balance Fine Jewelry in Mill Valley.


Adams is widely recognized for her silver and beadwork demonstrating dynamic designs in unique colors, textures and materials. Because of her love of natural forms and heritage, she experiments with “juxtaposing precious metals, gemstones and fossils with plant, animal and human forms.” It is in these works of art that Adams expresses her personal experiences, heritage and values she holds dear.






Come to the Heard Museum's Annual Indian Fair and Market this March 7-8th to meet Ms. Adams herself! She will be among many other distinguished guests within the shop!