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.
Art From Earth: Four Outstanding Potters
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).
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
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
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
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.
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
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).
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).