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Over 130 Native American Artists Gather for  Intertribal Arts Marketplace, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA. autrynationalcenter.org

 

 

Autry National Center Events News Announcement

 

Intertribal Arts Marketplace at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles near Griffith Park and LA Zoo brings together more than 130 Native American artists from around the country. For collectors and shoppers, this is California's and the West Coast's premier event. Jewelry, sculptures, paintings, mixed-media works, weaving, pottery, beadwork, woodcarvings, and cultural items that are proudly made in the USA.  Native artists not only take great pride in their work, but often have gone through a unique form of training passed down through generations.

 

This event will be an art competition with awards given to artists in various categories such as beadwork, jewelry, painting, sculpture, pottery, and weaving. Best in Show receives the Jackie Autry Purchase Award, which allows the winning piece to become part of the Autry National Center’s permanent collection. Visitors will be able to see the 2007 prize-winning entries on display at the individual artists’ booths and speak to all the participating artists about their craft.

 

Throughout the weekend, hoop dancers, traditional dance and song, storytelling and musical acts will entertain and educate those seeking an authentic cultural experience. The public is invited to tour the Autry’s latest Native-themed exhibition, Picturing the People, on view in the Showcase Gallery through January 27, 2008. Visitors can also enjoy Native food or stay for an early dinner at the Golden Spur Cafe. For more information, call 323.667.2000, ext. 322.

 

The Intertribal Arts Marketplace will be held on the South Lawn at the Autry National Center in Griffith Park .

 

Admission: $12/adult; $8/student with ID, 60+ and child 10 and under

Children (9 and younger): Free

 

Schedule of Events

 

Saturday, November 3

11:45 am–noon            Opening remarks and official presentation of awards

Noon–12:45 pm           Hoop dancing by Terry Goedel and family

1–1:45 pm                    Native storytelling by Cathy Martinez

1:30–2 pm                   StoryTime (see description below)                   

1–2:30 pm                    A Conversation With Contemporary Native Photographers (see  description below)

2–2:45 pm                    Singer/songwriter Arigon Starr

3–3:45 pm                   Ohlone dance and song by the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe          

4–4:45 pm                   Native flute and stories by Bill “Elk Whistle” Neal                     

 

Sunday, November 4

Noon–12:45 pm           Hoop dancing by Terry Goedel and family

1–1:45 pm                   Native storytelling by Cathy Martinez

2–2:45 pm                   Singer/songwriter Arigon Starr

3–3:45 pm                   Ohlone dance and song by the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe

4–4:45 pm                   Native flute and stories by Bill “Elk Whistle” Neal

 

Ongoing Demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday

Jewelry by Harvey and Priscilla Abeyta, Santo Domingo Pueblo

Weaving by Nanabah Aragon, Diné (Navajo)

Soapstone carving by Ted Garcia, Chumash-Tataviam

Gourd art by Nadiya Littlewarrior, Potawatomi

Jewelry with California Materials by Kathy Martinez, Achumawi ( Pit River )

Flint knapping by Charlie Acuña, Taos , New Mexico

 

A Conversation With Contemporary Native Photographers

Saturday, November 3, 1–2:30 pm

Join a lively discussion about contemporary Native photography with leading artists in the field, including Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, Victor Masayesva Jr., and Larry McNeil, all featured in the exhibition Picturing the People. Moderated by Veronica Passalacqua, curator at the C. N. Gorman Museum.

 

StoryTime

Saturday, November 3, 1:30–2 pm

From the moment the story begins in Night Dancer by Marcia Vaughan, you’ll be caught up in the songs of Kokopelli. Discover the depths of an Inuit mother’s love in Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara M. Joosse.

                                                          

Autry National Center

4700 Western Heritage Way

Los Angeles, CA 90027