Amerind Autumn Fest

Amerind’s Annual Autumn Fest

Saturday, October 19, 2024

10 am – 4 pm

$10 per vehicle

Join Amerind at our annual Autumn Fest as we celebrate the history, culture, and arts of the Apache Nations with artists, public talks, and performers.

Rich in tradition, history, and culture, Apache teachers, artists, singers, and dancers will hold a day-long cultural celebration at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona.  Autumn Fest will feature musical performances and public talks about Apache culture from Apache scholars. The event will also welcome Native artists who will have their art for sale, youth activities, food and more.

Autumn Fest is Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, AZ. $10 per vehicle.

More details will be coming soon!

Introduction to Nature Journaling with Roseann Hanson

Introduction to Nature Journaling at the Texas Canyon Nature Preserve

with Instructor Roseann Hanson

Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

$75 non-members

$70 Members  (please call to register)

Day long workshop Includes:

Lunch

a copy of the workbook, Nature Journaling for a Wild Life-a $35 value, free passes to

Keeping a nature journal can both deepen our connections to the natural world and help us learn more about it. Neither science education nor art training is needed—we will develop the skills of a naturalist and a field sketch-artist along the way.
This workshop will introduce the tools and processes of keeping a nature journal with instructor Roseann Hanson, author of Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, Master of Field Arts, and the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac.
We will learn how to practice “intentional curiosity” as the core of nature journaling: to ask questions, to dig deeper into science, to focus our minds both intently and intentionally. The workshop will include:
• The nuts-and-bolts of journal-keeping (paper and ink types, archival systems, how to make entries that you can refer to later, laying out pages, prompts to jump-start observations, and tips on researching science questions sparked by your observations).
• Easy tips that enable anyone to get started sketching and painting. Roseann will help free you from your inner critic and start sketching and painting. Art in a nature journal is not only lovely to see, but an important component of your skillset because the very act of drawing and painting something from life involves incredibly intense observation. Your brain is wholly occupied by only that thing you are observing and drawing—it is a kind of meditation that results in new insights, deeper understanding, and discoveries.
• A short classroom session and, weather permitting, we will spend most of the time exploring the grounds and trails around Amerind and practicing our journaling skills. (Please wear suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.)
• A copy of the workbook, Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, which includes blank journal pages — a  $35 value. All you need is a pen or pencil and your curiosity about nature.
About the instructor: Roseann Hanson is a naturalist, artist, and explorer who has been keeping science-based nature and field notes journals for 40 years. She is one of the organizers of the Wild Wonder Nature Journaling Conference, and is the author of the popular books Nature Journaling for a Wild Life, and Master of Field Arts. She studied journalism and ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, and has worked in the American Southwest, Mexico, and East Africa as a conservationist, naturalist, and writer. She has authored a dozen natural history and outdoor books, including the Southern Arizona Nature Almanac with her husband Jonathan Hanson, and San Pedro River: A Discovery Guide, both of which include her nature journal data and art. She was the coordinator for the trans-disciplinary Art & Science Program at the 115-year-old Desert Laboratory on Tumamoc Hill, part of the University of Arizona College of Science. She teaches nature writing, nature journaling, and field notes for biologists. She was named a Fellow of both the Explorers Club in the U.S. and the Royal Geographical Society for her conservation and expedition work. You can find her on social media at https://www.facebook.com/roseannhansonexplore  or https://www.instagram.com/roseannhanson  and on the Hansons’ website: http://www.exploringoverland.com/fieldarts
Space is limited register early!
Members please call Maggie Ohnesorgen at 520-686-1336 or [email protected] to register/reserve your spot.
non-members may also call or register at Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/amerindnaturejournaling04202024

Exhibit Celebration and Artist Talk with Maria Arvayo

Exhibit Celebration and Artist Talk with Maria Arvayo

Saturday, January 27, 2024 1 – 2 pm, Artist Talk: 1:00 pm

Come and meet artist Maria Arvayo on Saturday, January 27th when we will celebrate her exhibit Inspired by Texas Canyon: The Art of Maria Arvayo, on display through September 2024. She will give a talk at 1:00 pm.

Maria Arvayo is a painter and a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe living in Tucson, Arizona, where she works and teaches painting. She works in a wide variety of media including watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil and encaustic.

In 2020 she completed an artist in residency at the Amerind. During this time, she hiked the grounds and did a number of plein air paintings. Inspired by the landscape of southern Arizona, in this exhibit she shares her appreciation for the beauty that is abundant in the land and sky of Texas Canyon. Many of the works in this exhibit are from her time spent at the Amerind. Some of the works in this exhibit are from her time spent at the Amerind and many pieces are available for purchase, although they must remain at the Amerind through September 2024. For more information contact the Museum Store.

We hope you will join us in celebrating this talented artist and the inspiration of the Texas Canyon Nature Preserve!

This event is included with your membership or regular Museum admission.

Celebrating and Reconnecting Turtle Island and Abya Yala through Lucho Soler’s Pottery Art

 

Please note: Rescheduled- the Amerind closed due to dangerous winter road conditions in Texas Canyon last Saturday on February 1oth.

Lucho Soler will speak this Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 am in the Amerind Art Gallery.

Saturday, February 10th 

Saturday, February 17th

Artist Talk: 11:00 am

Born in Peru, Lucho’s interest in clay and pottery art came at the early age of 10. His extensive knowledge and practice in pottery art blends ancient technologies, techniques, and motifs from the Chavín, Moche, Nazca, and Paracas Indigenous Peoples of South America with contemporary ceramic art traditions of Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico. Vessel forms and finishes encapsulate both the ancient and contemporary, for example his rolled coil, stone burnishing, and 24 karat gold and platinum luster appliqué techniques. In addition to creating stunning, one-of-a-kind pieces, Lucho’s work essentially reconnects contemporary Indigenous artists of the Americas, hence the title of his talk.

Lucho will be at Amerind to discuss his work and demonstrate his pottery making techniques.

Lucho’s talk will be at 11:00 am

This event is included with regular Museum admission.

Lucho Soler Fine Pottery Art exhibit will be on display in the Amerind Gallery through June 2024.

Lucho has made many of the pieces in this exhibit available for sale, although the works must remain until the exhibit ends in June 2024. To inquire about purchasing work from this exhibit please contact the Museum Store at: [email protected].

Book Signing with Author Charmayne Samuelson

Please join us on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 2024, 10am-3pm we will have a book signing with Award-Winning Author Charmayne Samuelson for her Best Seller biography SPENCER MacCALLUM Memories-Mystique-Mata Ortiz. a biography of the anthropologist who jump-started the Mata Ortiz pottery movement after meeting potter, farmer and cowboy Juan Quezada. She will be signing books for during two of the three days of our Mata Ortiz Show & Sale.

“Many books and articles have been written about Juan Quezada and the potters of Mata Ortiz. Now author Charmayne Samuelson has written an important book that tells the story of anthropologist Spencer MacCallum, who was the first to recognize Juan Quezada’s potential as a world-class artist; and who helped the Mata Ortiz potters create arguably the most important ceramic art movement in the second half of the 20th century.  Walter Parks, The Miracle of Mata Ortiz

“This is a wonderfully written and truly entertaining book! It is full of many interesting nuggets about Spencer never before published. I really appreciate the exciting stories in it and highly recommend it to anyone interested in the fascinating life of Spencer and the story of Mata Ortiz pottery. Congratulations to author Charmayne Samuelson on a great job well done.” Ron Bridgemon, The Magnetism of Mata Ortiz

She will be signing books during two of the three days of our Mata Ortiz Show & Sale.

What could be more special than an exquisite piece of pottery along with a signed bestseller!

This event is included with Museum Admission

Mata Ortiz Show & Sale

Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale

Friday-Sunday, February 16-18, 2024

10:00 am-4:00 pm each day

with talk on Mata Ortiz pottery by Ron Bridgemon, Sr., 1:00 pm each day

Visit Amerind’s Mata Ortiz Show and Sale and meet Award-winning pottery artists Hector Gallegos Jr., Laura Bugarini, and Lazaro Ozuna Silveira from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico.

You will have the opportunity to meet these artists and learn about their work. The artists will conduct demonstrations, firings (weather permitting), and offer their exquisite ceramic vessels for sale.

Also, on Friday and Saturday, February 16 & 17, 2024, 10:00 am-3:00 pm we will have a book signing with Award-Winning Author Charmayne Samuelson for her Best Seller biography SPENCER MacCALLUM Memories-Mystique-Mata Ortiz. a biography of the anthropologist who jump-started the Mata Ortiz pottery movement after meeting potter, farmer and cowboy Juan Quezada.
What could be more special than an exquisite piece of pottery along with a signed bestseller!

This event is included with regular Museum Membership or regular admission.

Mata Ortiz Show & Sale

Mata Ortiz Pottery Show and Sale Featuring Master Potter Oralia Lopez

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 24, 25 & 26, 2023, 10:00 am-4:00 pm each day

Please join us Thanksgiving weekend for a Show and Sale of Mata Ortiz Pottery featuring Master potter Oralia Lopez who will be demonstrating her work. Oralia is a second-generation potter from Mata Ortiz who learned to make pottery from her mother and older sister.  Oralia is well known for her flawless intricate painted geometric designs and, tall neck jars.  Oralia will also be bringing a collection of ceramics from other select potters living and working in Mata Ortiz.   The pottery of Mata Ortiz is regarded as some of the finest ceramic ware in the world for its precision craftsmanship, thin walled, and finely painted vessels.

Come and meet the artist and see her incredible work along with the beautiful work of other Mata Ortiz artists.

Also, on Friday and Saturday, November 24 & 25, 2023, 11am-3pm we will have a book signing with Award-Winning Author Charmayne Samuelson for her Best Seller biography SPENCER MacCALLUM Memories-Mystique-Mata Ortiz. a biography of the anthropologist who jump-started the Mata Ortiz pottery movement after meeting potter, farmer, and cowboy Juan Quezada.

Looking for unique holiday gifts? What could be more special than an exquisite piece of pottery along with a signed bestseller!

This event is included with regular Museum admission.

 

Amerind’s Seri Art & Culture Weekend Show & Sale

Comcáac (Seri) Art & Culture Weekend Show & Sale
Saturday & Sunday, September 16 & 17, 10am – 4pm
Visit the Amerind and learn about the art and culture of the Comcáac (Seri) people of Sonora, Mexico.
The Seri people of the desert and the sea are known for their beautiful arts and crafts, which include a long history of basket weaving and more recently wood carving and other crafts.Basket weaving is an important tradition in Sonora, Mexico and was one of Mesoamerica’s oldest crafts.  The Comcáac handwoven baskets, woven using the coil method from all natural desert materials are known for being some of the finest in the southwest, incorporating design motifs from the Seri culture.Meet the artists behind these unique creations of Comcáac basketry, sisters Maria Francisca Moreno and Patricia Moreno. You will have the opportunity to watch them weave, learn about these baskets and purchase their beautiful creations.

This event is included with Museum admission.

Amerind Free Online Artist Talk: The Art of Ryan Singer

 

Amerind Free Online Artist Talk

The Art of Ryan Singer, Diné (Navajo)

We apologize and appreciate your patience on September 16th.  Due to some technical difficulties, we have had to rescheduled to:

Saturday, November 4, 2023, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

Join us as we welcome artist Ryan Singer for an online artist talk.

Ryan Singer is a Diné (Navajo) artist-painter based in Albuquerque, NM. Creating artwork based on his Navajo heritage and incorporating pop culture elements including science fiction imagery. He weaves stories of his childhood memories with nostalgic iconography. He has been included in the “Indigenous Futurism” movement but has been drawing Star Wars characters since 1977. Ryan also enjoys creating portrait realism of Native subjects with a contemporary appeal. His artwork is in collections of several museums and collectors worldwide. Ryan had garnered several awards including from the renowned SWAIA’s Santa Fe Indian Market. He has acquired his BFA in Art Studio from UNM, where he was in a collaborative lithography class with the Tamarind Institute. He now plans on working towards his MFA. Born in Cedar City, Utah, but originally from Tuba City, Arizona, Ryan is of the Tódich’iinii (Bitter Water) clan and born for the Kinya’aani (Towering House) clan. Having grown up in various parts of the Navajo Reservation, Ryan often reflects on his childhood in his artwork through his depictions of science fiction and pop culture icons. Ryan’s other notable works of art include the popular “Mutton Stew” painting which he modeled after Andy Warhol’s “Campbell’s Tomato Soup Can” series but with a distinct Navajo twist; his iconic “Wagon Burner” which has become his trademark symbol. He has been part of exhibitions featuring this new genre of art. He also co-curated an exhibition along with Tony Abeyta at the Navajo Nation Museum about the “Long Walk”.

To register, visit:  https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline09162023

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