November 8, 2014      2:00 PM
Amerind Art Gallery

Reception for The Art of Moomey: A Solo Exhibition

Come meet artist Bill Moomey, whose solo exhibit will be on display at the Amerind from October 1, 2014, to May 31, 2015. Moomey is an award-winning artist and designer whose work is represented in 15 countries. He has exhibited at major art museums, produced and directed films, raised world champion quarter horses, and was the Director of the Denver Art Academy. He works out of his X9 Ranch Studio in Vail, Arizona. He will be taking questions and signing his book
The Art of Moomey. Don't miss the chance to meet this amazing artist and learn about his work!

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Pottery Collector’s Workshop

December 4 - 6, 2014

Join Charles King of King Galleries in Scottsdale for a two-day exploration of Amerind’s world-class contemporary ceramic collections. Charles will use the extensive collections of the Amerind Museum to teach workshop participants about the history of ceramic arts in the Southwest. Participants are encouraged to bring pieces from their own collection for evaluation by an expert.

http://www.kinggalleries.com/

Cost: $400 per person (double occupancy). Includes lodging and meals.

The workshop is limited to 12 people, so you are encouraged to sign up early.

Contact Deni Mitchell at 520.586.3666 ext. 17 or deni@amerind.org to register or for more information.

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DECEMBER 8, 2014  MEMBERS HOLIDAY TEA (registration required)

Enjoy a cup of tea, sandwiches, and dessert while listening to the beautiful music of Apache flutist & storyteller Danny Many Horses. 

12:30 pm holiday shopping specials and discounts in the Museum Store

1pm tea, sandwiches & desserts

2pm concert with Danny Many Horses

 

$20 per person.

To reserve your spot or to learn how to become an Amerind member please contact Deni Mitchell at 520-586-3666 ext. 17 or deni@amerind.org

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Cooking Series with Chef Debbie

November 8, 2014   10am - 2pm                     Tamales

Chef Debbie will invite local expert and guest teacher, Pam Turnbull for an all-out New Mexican tamale party. Get ready for Christmas and learn to prepare classic pork tamales, chicken green chile tamales, green corn tamales and sweet tamales with salsa and yellow chile mango sauce.  This will be a hands-on class, from preparing masa and red chile sauce to shredding meat, rolling, and steaming.

February 14th 2015         St Valentines Roman Feast

We will make an authentic Roman feast from scratch including handmade pasta, traditional slow cooked Bolognaise sauce and béchamel, all components for the best lasagna, straight from Italy. To accompany this exquisite dish we will also make an antipasto salad, garlic bread and chocolate dipped fruit which will complete our romantic Roman lunch.

$50 per person per class, lunch included. Bring your apron and an appetite!

To register contact Chef Debbie at 520-586-3666

 Mata Ortiz Sale and Amerind Film Screening (in Tucson)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Lew Sorensen Center (2300 N. Tanque Verde Loop - SE corner of Tanque Verde Rd. and Tanque Verde Loop) and the Amerind Museum (Dragoon, AZ) are sponsoring this pottery sale. A huge selection of Mata Ortiz pottery will be on sale. Many top artists are represented. Edgar Flores and Guadelupe Ledezma will be present to demonstrate painting techniques and answer your questions. Excellent prices as there is no middleman. All profits go directly to Mata Ortiz families.

 

At 11am, Ron Bridgemon, Associate Curator at the Amerind Museum, will show the Museum’s new film on Casas Grandes, also known as Paquimé. This site has long been recognized as one of the premier pre-Hispanic communities in the northwest Mexico/U.S. Southwest region. The watershed for Chihuahuan archaeology was the Joint Casas Grandes Expedition, which conducted fieldwork from 1958 to 1961. Conceived by Charles C. Di Peso and William Shirley Fulton, founder and patron of the Amerind Foundation, and in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), the expedition still remains after many decades the largest internationally collaborative archaeological project in the United States-Mexico borderlands. The Amerind's new documentary film includes some of the 16mm film taken during the excavations, current research and the influence of Paquimé on the ceramics of Mata Ortiz.

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Kachina  Collector’s Workshop

January 8 - 10, 2015

Join Alston and Deborah Neal of Old Territorial Indian Arts in Scottsdale for a two-day exploration of Amerind’s world-class Kachina collections. Alston and Deborah will use the extensive collections of the Amerind Museum to teach workshop participants about the history of Kachinas and what to look for when collecting. Participants are encouraged to bring pieces from their own collection for evaluation by an expert.

http://www.territorialindianarts.com/

Member Cost: $400 per person (double occupancy). Includes lodging and meals.

The workshop is limited to 12 people, so you are encouraged to sign up early.

Contact Deni Mitchell at 520.586.3666 ext. 17 or deni@amerind.org to register or for more information.

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Mata Ortiz Show and Sale

 

February 13 - 15, 2015

 

10 am - 4 pm daily

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase

exquisite ceramic vessels from the artists of Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. Featured artists Lila Silveira & Carlos Carrillo will

conduct pottery demonstrations,  firings, and there will also be activities for children.

 

Also present will be Zapotec

weaver Porfirio Gutierrez.

 

Amerind’s new film Paquimé: An Ancient Town, a Continuing Inspiration will be shown each day. The delightful polychrome vessels unearthed during Amerind’s 1958-1961 excavations were the primary influence on the ceramic development at Mata Ortiz.

 

Free with regular admission

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Apache pottery Workshop

 

February 23 - 27, 2015

Join Shelden Nunez-Velarde for a five-day Apache Micaceous pottery workshop in the creativity-inspiring setting of Amerind’s 1900-acre campus in spectacular Texas Canyon.

 

Shelden Nunez-Velarde is a member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation. He has been making pottery since the age of 13.

 

Shelden specializes in hand coiling traditional Jicarilla Apache pottery. He gathers his clay and slip, in traditional clay sources used by his ancestors. Then he soaks the clay, cleans, sifts, mixes, hand coils, shapes, sands, polishes and fires his pottery, outdoors, using pine or cedar wood. He makes both traditional-functional utilitarian and contemporary.

 

Like their Pueblo neighbors who are more widely known for their use of micaceous clay, the Jicarilla in Northern New Mexico made their cooking wares from the unique deposits of mica filled soil in the area. The special heat-retentive qualities of mica makes this clay particularly efficient for cooking.

 

Member Price: $750 (double occupancy)

Price includes workshop, materials, lodging, and meals.

 

Not a member? Membership start at just $40!

 

To register, or for more information, please contact Deni Mitchell at 520-586-3666 or deni@amerind.org

 

 


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