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2004 January/February

ON THE COVER 

Illustrator/pencil artist and aspiring

fashion designer Michelle Dunn (Tohono O'odham/Creek) of Glendale,

Arizona. She exemplifies the talented ranks of young Native artists who

experience their artistic coming-of-age at the annual Heard Museum

Youth Show. Photo by Hilary Wallace.

FEATURES

Art From Earth: Four Outstanding Potters
Working

with the common elements of earth, fire, air and water, four living

potters—Polly Rose Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo), Mark Tahbo (Hopi),

Jacquie Stevens (Winnebago) and Rebecca Lucario (Acoma Pueblo)—produce

an exquisite and diverse array of pottery revealing the fine art

inherent in these humble materials. Also, tips on other potters to

check out and leading pottery galleries. By Gregory Schaaf (Cherokee).





Nurturing Young Native Artists: The Next Generation


Native-oriented museums across the nation, particularly the Heard

Museum in Phoenix, reach out to educate, encourage and aid the next

generation of Native artists through a variety of exciting and

innovative programs and projects. By Oriana Parker.





Gathering the Clan at the Heard Indian Market


Artists, performers, demonstrators, friends, families and collectors

flock to the annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market in

Phoenix every March for this major Native arts event. We’ll take a look

back and offer details on this year’s gathering. By Darlene

Kawennano:ron Johnson (Mohawk).





Ernest Moore: Master Hopi Carver


This talented katsina carver won Best of Show at the 2003 Heard market,

even though he only took up carving and the Hopi way of life five years

ago. By Patty Talahongva (Hopi). Photo by Larry Price (Navajo).





DEPARTMENTS





On The Wind


A major museum event in Los Angeles; fire scorches California

reservations; and a wonderful tribal archive—the Huhugam Heritage

Center—opens on the Gila River Indian Community reservation in Arizona.

Plus, other important news in arts, the environment, business,

politics, health and other realms of life in Indian Country. By Daniel

Gibson.





Happening


We head west to California to check out two major annual shows with an

emphasis on Indian antiquities organized by Kim Martindale: the Santa

Monica Indian Art Show and the Marin Indian Art Show. Plus, details on

other special events of Native interest across North America. By Daniel

Gibson.





Spirit of the Harvest


Winter is the perfect season for slow-cooked soups and stews, as we see

and smell with the family recipe for New Mexico–style posole cooked up

by Pulitzer Prize–winning author N. Scott Momaday. By Beverly Cox and

Martin Jacobs.





Pathways: Land of the Long White Cloud—New Zealand


We journey Down Under to the homelands of the proud and dynamic Maori

people of New Zealand. By Daniel Gibson. Photos by Kitty Leaken.





Galleries


Figarelli Fine Art of Scottsdale, Arizona, presents the major debut of

bronze sculptor Phillip Haozous, son of famed Chiricahua Apache artist

Allan Houser and brother of sculptor Bob Haozous. Also, brief looks at

other Native-oriented galleries throughout the continent. By Russ Tall

Chief (Osage).





Museums


The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art of

Indianapolis, Indiana, mounts a six-person exhibition called Path

Breakers featuring the work of its 2003 Fellows: Kay WalkingStick,

Corwin Clairmont, Robert Houle, Nadia Myre, Nora Naranjo-Morse and

Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie. Also, previews of other shows at major museums

coast to coast. By Wendy Weston (Diné).





Books


Our book editor delves into the life and work of a pioneer in fine

Native literature, Yankton-Sioux author Zitkala-Sa, as found in a

compilation of her efforts, American Indian Stories, Legends and Other Writings. Also a brief look at Urban Voices: The Bay Area American Indian Community, and listings of other recently released works. By Deborah Utacia Krol (Salinan/Esselen).