Amerind Artist in Residence: Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Grouping of sterling silver jewelry on a grey background showing hammer textured cuff and earrings, an overlay medallion bolo tie, pierced silver lizard pin, and an overlay stylized bear buckle set in the center with a turquoise cabochon by Duane Maktima..

 

Amerind Artist in Residence

Duane Maktima (Hopi-Laguna)

Master Jeweler-Metalsmith

January 18-March 31, 2023

Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Visit Amerind January 18-March 31 to witness master jeweler-metalsmith, Duane Maktima, create his works of art. Maktima traveled to numerous repositories of Hopi objects to study the designs and techniques used to create the items. The experience of having surrounded himself with Hopi items has given Maktima extensive knowledge few people have today. Do not miss this unique opportunity to watch a true master practice his craft.

Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale

Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale

Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2023

10:00 am-4:00 pm each day

Visit Amerind and witness the talent of pottery artists Hector Gallegos Jr., Laura Bugarini, and Karla Lopez from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. The artists will conduct demonstrations, firings (weather permitting), and offer their exquisite ceramic vessels for sale. This event is included with regular Museum admission.

16 Artists—1 Theme RAICES (Roots): An Exhibit Reception and Artist Discussion

16 Artists—1 Theme

RAICES (Roots)

An Exhibit Reception and Artist Discussion

January 14, 2023, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Amerind Art Gallery, free with museum admission

Come to Amerind on January 14 to meet the artists behind Amerind’s exhibit Raíces (Roots). A panel of artists in the exhibition will be here to take your questions about their artistic vision and creations. Their exhibit is one of the most intensely personal, colorful, and evocative exhibits to be shown at Amerind.

The Raíces exhibition was curated in partnership with the artist collective Raíces Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop. These artists come from many different backgrounds, but all are rooted here in southern Arizona. Indigenous, Latino, African American artists, and others—all of them have come together to create a truly unique and amazing exhibit.

For over twenty-five years, Raíces Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop has brought together very diverse people from our community to help create a better understanding of our community’s cultures and customs through the arts. Don’t miss the chance to talk with these artists in front of their beautiful creations.

Amerind Free Online Artist Talk: The Art of Randy Kemp

Raven The Collector, by Randy Kemp

Amerind Free Online Artist Talk

The Art of Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Muscogee-Creek and Euchee)

Saturday, January 7, 2022, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Join us as we welcome artist, storyteller, and flute player Randy Kemp for an online artist talk. A tribal member of the Choctaw/Muscogee-Creek and Euchee nations of Oklahoma, he will discuss his art and music. Kemp will also talk about his current Amerind exhibit “Transformation, Spirituality, and Humor.” The exhibit is a retrospective to the present that includes a series of paintings, mixed media, found objects, and printmaking processes.

Randy Kemp is an alumnus of the Katherine K. Herberger College of Arts at Arizona State University. Before coming to ASU, Kemp earned an Associate of Arts degree from the reputed Bacone Junior College. Kemp is a noted artist in the contemporary American Indian art world. He is a multidisciplinary artist whose body of work includes painting, printmaking, mixed media, installation, music, and performance. His work includes both traditional tribal life and contemporary works concerning American Indian issues, themes, and views. In the realm of music, he was selected to perform the prelude music for President Barack Obama at Arizona State University’s Graduation Ceremony Commencement, in Sun Devil Stadium. Kemp was also involved in a recording project with his daughter Rykelle Kemp entitled “Artificial Red,” which was a nominee for a Native American Music Award in the “Best Spoken Word” category. Kemp’s latest music project blends Native flute with Spanish guitar.

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline010723

The PLEIN Truth Exhibit Celebration

Coral Bean Boulders by Terri Gay

Sonoran Plein Air Painters Exhibit Celebration

The PLEIN Truth Exhibit Celebration

Saturday, September 24, 2022, 1:00 pm

Experience the Exhibit Now through October 31, 2022

Join Amerind and the Sonoran Plein Air Painters on Saturday, September 24 for “The Plein Truth” Exhibit Celebration. At 1:00 pm, artists Emely McConkey and Denyse Fenelon will provide a talk discussing the art and artists within the exhibit “The PLEIN Truth,” as well as share the triumphs and difficulties of plein air painting.

After the talk, explore The PLEIN Truth exhibit, which captures the challenges met by an array of artist members of the Sonoran Plein Air Painters based in southern Arizona. This group shares the joys and anguish of “chasing shadows,” shares techniques and ideas, and raises the skill levels of its members through group PaintOuts, workshops, demonstrations, and encouragement.

This event is included with regular Museum admission.

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Coral Bean Boulders by Terri Gay

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Plein Air Art Demonstration at Amerind with the Sonoran Plein Air Painters

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 10:00 am

Talent and creativity will be in action at the Amerind Museum campus on Saturday, October 15. At 10:00 am join the Sonoran Plein Air Painters for a demonstration during a Paint Out. Watch artist Terri Gay as she soaks in the beauty of the Amerind Museum’s campus and explains her artistic process. After the demonstration, explore the Sonoran Plein Air Painters exhibit, “The PLEIN Truth,” on display in Amerind’s Art Gallery. Once the artists have finished their paintings, many will be included in a “wet paint sale,” in which you will be able to purchase the art created that morning.

Sonoran Plein Air Painters are a group of artists dedicated to plein air painting (the act of painting outdoors), inspired by the Sonoran Desert, friendship, learning, and sharing. The group is based in Tucson, holding regular paint outs, promoting education, and fellowship. Involved artists participate in various group shows throughout the year.

Amerind Free Online Artist Talk – The Art of Dwayne Manuel (O’odham)

Black and white photo of Dwayne Manuel wearing a fore arm cover with spikes and holing paint brushes with his hand

The Art of Dwayne Manuel (O'odham)

Amerind Free Online Artist Talk

The Art of Dwayne Manuel (O’odham)

Saturday, June 25, 2022, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos

Dwayne Manuel is from the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. He graduated from the infamous Desert Eagle Secondary School, located in Salt River, Arizona in 2002. Attending Scottsdale Community College briefly after high school, he would then go on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the prestigious Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2010. Dwayne then attended the University of Arizona School of Art where he received a Master of Fine Arts in 2014. Manuel currently teaches painting and drawing at the Tohono O’odham Community College at the Sells, Arizona and Phoenix campuses. In his professional art career, Dwayne has collaborated and been commissioned by organizations such as Nike, Salt River Courts, The New Arizona Prize, The Cheyenne River Youth Project, Tucson Museum of Art, Mesa Arts Center, and the Children’s Museum Tucson.

To register, visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline062522

Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo

Painting by Maria Arvayo showing the Amerind Campus, with desert grass, boulders and Dragoon Mountains

Amerind Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo graphic with a painting by Arvayo showing the desert grass, boulders, and mountains of Texas Canyon

Amerind Plein Air Workshop with Maria Arvayo

Saturday-Sunday, April 9-10, 2022

9:00 am-12:00 pm and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm each day

Immerse yourself in art and the landscape of Texas Canyon during Amerind’s Plein Air Workshop with artist Maria Arvayo. During this workshop, participants will create two different scenes over two days, using the painting medium of their choice (oils, acrylic, watercolor, or pastel). Participants should have some experience with drawing and painting, and are required to bring their own supplies. The workshop will begin at 9:00 am each day, breaking at 12:00 pm for lunch, and resuming at 2:00 pm

Maria Arvayo is a painter and member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. She works and lives in Tucson and enjoys being outside creating images of the local southwestern landscape. Maria works in a variety of painting media including, oil, acrylic, encaustic, watercolor and pastel. She has taught locally with different art organizations as well as privately.

Cost: $75 per member and $100 per non-member

Cost with two lunches included: $115 per member and $140 per non-member

Cost with meals and overnight accommodations: $290 per member and $315 per non-member (includes one overnight stay at the Fulton Seminar House, one breakfast, two lunches, and one dinner)

To register contact Annie Larkin at 520-686-1336 or by email at [email protected]

Free Online Artist Talk – Jewelry of the Southwest: Evolution of Southwest Jewelry-Design and Influences-Synopsis and Metaphors of the Past and Present with Duane Maktima (Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)

Photo of Duane Maktima wearing a red shirt and metalsmithing apron

Jewelry of the Southwest: Evolution of Southwest Jewelry-Design and Influences-Synopsis and Metaphors of the Past and Present with Duane Maktima (Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)

Amerind Free Online Artist Talk

Jewelry of the Southwest: Evolution of Southwest Jewelry-Design and Influences-Synopsis and Metaphors of the Past and Present with Duane Maktima (Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)

Saturday, May 28, 2022, 11:00 am Arizona Time

Like most contemporary Puebloan Artisans, I live in two worlds. As a Designer Craftsman I have often wondered, what are the phenomenal influences and passions for both the craftsmen and consumer when it comes to the creation of Southwestern Native-influenced jewelry? This legacy has been passed on from time immemorial and holds significant purpose. Yet like other material objects, it can be exploited and become an industry.  As a contemporary Artist-Designer-Craftsman, I will share my perspective formed through my experiences and Puebloan heritage, exploring what this cultural art form represents to the Indigenous peoples of the Southwest. The “Indian Jewelry” look has seemed to become a typical “look,” a representational “given” of the Southwestern Native Peoples, and one of its most stereotypical art forms. In histories, it was something of unique spiritual value and purpose, both in trade and identity of the ancient peoples. During the presentation I will share my views on this subject, hoping to bring awareness and appreciation to this legacy that many Native Peoples who live in a Two World moment of time, hold as a spiritual gift and blessing. This progression through the evolution of materials, such as precious metals and stones, is the ultimate testimony that the “Creative Spirit of our Ancestors” lives on through our hands.  Most of all it is another testimony of Indigenous survival to sustain our integrity to be sovereign and culturally sound, in a world of which is moving too fast for its own good.

Duane Maktima is master jeweler-metalsmith who is a graduate of Northern Arizona University’s College of Creative Arts. Duane is an award winning jeweler with nearly 40 years as a working artist. In addition to selling in the best galleries, his pieces are held by several museums, including Amerind’s.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline052822

Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings with Terry DeWald

Close-up image of basket with round pattern in center and petal shaped patterns emerging from the center design

Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings with Terry DeWald

Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings with Terry DeWald

Saturday, March 19, 2022

10:00 am-4:00 pm

Join Terry DeWald of Terry DeWald American Indian Art for a Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings Trunk Show. The show will feature Navajo weavings, vintage baskets from California, the greater southwest, and contemporary Tohono O’odham baskets.

DeWald has been a prominent dealer, lecturer, appraiser, and author of Native American art for more than 40 years. At 11:00 am, DeWald will give a presentation that will examine Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weavings. This event is included with regular Museum admission.