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"Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways", Vol. 16 No. 2; January/February 2003
Native Sculpture Today
Roxanne Swentzell is but one of the many talented Native artists transforming
the realm of Indian sculpture, as seen in our profiles on her, John
Hoover (Aleut), Larry Yazzie (Navajo) and Anita Fields
(Creek/Osage/Irish). By Gussie Fauntleroy.
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market
This lively and large event, held every March in Phoenix, marks its
45th year of presenting some of the finest works by living Native
artists from across the nation. By Deborah Utacia Krol (Salinan/Esselen).
James King: Navajo Artist Paints His World
James King has left his mark on the world, from the number he painted
on his family’s car as a kid to the masterful painting “9-11 on the
Rez,” which took the Best of Show award at the 2002 Heard Museum Guild
Indian Fair & Market in Phoenix. Take a peek at his career and what
makes him tick. By Anne Hillerman.
Join us on a brief stroll through two beautiful botanical gardens in
Phoenix overflowing with the plant life of the Sonoran Desert and
fascinating displays of the many creative uses the Native desert
peoples found for them. By Joe Baker (Delaware) and Ruth Greenhouse.
Scottsdale, AZ: The Ultimate Guide to Native Arts
For more than five decades, Scottsdale has served as an incubator for
the careers of hundreds of Native artists, from weavers and jewelers to
sculptors and painters. Explore this scene—from its historic roots to
gallery-by-gallery profiles of the people and venues that have made the
city a mecca for Native arts. By Daniel Gibson and John Villani.
Our readers chime in on a number of subjects, and point out an error.
Writer Deborah Krol provides some excellent advice on seeking out
Native elders and coaxing them to tell the ordinary, but fascinating,
details of their lives before their stories are gone forever.
On The Wind
A Native astronaut blasts off; and Wintu life explored in a new museum.
Plus, other important news from the arts, business, environment,
education, politics, health and other realms of life in Indian Country.
By Daniel Gibson.
We head to the Phoenix area for two events: the West Valley
Invitational Native American Arts Festival and the Scottsdale Indian
Artists of America Show. Plus, details on other special events of
Native interest across North America. By Daniel Gibson.
Spirit of the Harvest
Using corn husks to cook in is an ancient Native custom that imparts
subtle flavors to fish, vegetables and other foods, as found in some
mouth-watering delicacies described here. By Beverly Cox and Martin
We take a trip to the North Country lakes of Minnesota seeking out
outstanding paintings, baskets, birchbark work, moccasins and other
arts and crafts of local Native artists at Ojibwe Reflections. Also,
brief looks at other exhibitions at leading Native arts–oriented
galleries throughout North America. By Russ Tall Chief (Osage).
We explore a fascinating exhibition titled Out of the Silence: The Enduring Power of Totem Poles,
showing at the Burke Museum in Seattle through Sept. 1. Also, previews
of other exhibitions coast to coast. By Wendy Weston (Navajo).
Film & Video
Our reviewer gives a big thumbs-up to director, writer and producer Valerie Red-Horse’s documentary on the Navajo Code Talkers, True Whispers, as well as The Great American Foot Race, a look back at the young Cherokee Andy Payne, who won a cross-country foot race in 1928. By David Claudio Iglesias (Kuna).
We spend some time around the drum with the unique, and somewhat
controversial, all-woman powwow group The Mankillers; check out new
releases from the wonderful Jim Boyd and rappers Litefoot and
Shadowyze; and touch on new work by Eli Secody, Joanne Shenandoah and
R. Carlos Nakai as well as a compilation from Sunshine Records. By j.
|Title||Native Peoples: Arts and Lifeways, Vol. 16 No. 2; January/February 2003|
|Published Date||January/February 2003|
|Physical Description||8 x 11 inch softcover, 80 pp.; color images|
|LCNO||E75 .N398 v.16(2) 2003|