DEMONSTRATIONS Pottery Demonstration with Max Early (Laguna) Thursday, June 7, 2007, 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2007, 10 a.m.-noon & 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007, 10 a.m.-noon & 2-4 p.m.
Award winning potter, Max Early watched his grandmother make pottery from an early age. While his grandmother did not actually encouraged him to work with clay because it was a "woman's job," he was allowed to assist her with painting the pottery when she developed arthritis. With only a handful of traditional potters existing in the Laguna Pueblo, Max was compelled to learn the pottery tradition in order to keep the tradition alive. While he has won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, his greatest joy comes from sharing the tradition with his own children.
Photo by Stephen Lang.
WORKSHOPS Workshop: Taino Pottery Tuesday, June 12, 2007, 5�6:30 pm
Learn about Taino (Indigenous Caribbean) culture with Jorge Estevez. Participants will then decorate clay plates with Taino petroglyph designs.
WORKSHOPS Workshop: The Old and The New Thursday, June 14, 2007, 5-6:30 p.m.
Taking inspiration from the exhibition Off the Map, students in this workshop will see how Native artists have been inspired by the Native universe and European influences to create innovative works of art, using both indigenous and introduced materials. After spending time in the exhibition galleries, students will create their own multi-media works of art. This workshop will be led by Cultural Interpreter William Chimborazo.
WORKSHOPS Workshop: Dragonfly Ornaments Thursday, June 21, 2007, 5-6:30 p.m.
Dragonflies hold great significance for many Plains Indian nations. Come learn more about the special appreciation of this creature and create a Dragonfly ornament of your own with Cultural Interpreter Karah English.
Photo by Julie Mau & Lin Cariffe
PERFORMANCES NATIVE SOUNDS DOWNTOWN: Nã Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu Saturday, August 11, 2007, 2 p.m.
Native Sounds Downtown, NMAI's annual summer musical series, presents Hawaiian dance group Nã Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu.