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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7


Winter Traditions


A Community Holiday Celebration


1:00 pm through 4:00 pm

A special community holiday celebration featuring Native American storytelling, dance performance, and hands-on activities. Free admission for New Mexico residents on Sundays with ID.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14


"Wearable Art" Jewelry Lecture


Keri Ataumbi Discusses Her Work


1:00 pm through 2:00 pm

A multiple award winner at Indian Market and the Heard Museum Show, Keri Ataumbi will discuss her "wearable art" of silver and gold, often enhanced with precious and semi-precious gems, including turquoise.

Keri is of Kiowa and Italian heritage, and her work is steeped in both traditional and contemporary art streams. She creates jewelry based on a personal aesthetic of "content-based enquiry." As an example, some pieces have taken inspiration from the natural world and are enhanced with insects, plant life, or animals. Her eclectic, innovative, contemporary designs can be viewed not only as jewelry, but as stand alone art.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17


Letís Take A Look


Curators Look at Your Treasures


12:00 pm through 2:00 pm

During this time, curators from The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and The Laboratory of Anthropology are in the lobby of MIAC to look at your treasures. These curators will attempt to identify and explain any artifact or historic object presented to them.

The event is always FREE and open to the public. Federal and State regulations prohibit the curators from appraising any artifact.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19


Collector Helene Sage Presentation (FIA Event)


Helene Sage Shares Her Dazzling Native American Horse Gear Collection


5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

Not only has Helene Sage had an illustrious career as a research scientist in cell biology, but she has also had a passion for horses from an early age. Sage has amassed one of the most distinguished collections of historical Native American horse gear and has written two books on the subject. She will share her immense knowledge and dazzle the FIA with beautiful examples from her own collection.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23


Forest Archaeologist Michael Bremer Lecture (FIA Event)


Northern Rio Grande Ancestral Pueblo World - A Historical Perspective


5:00 pm through 7:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A FRIENDS OF INDIAN ART EVENT AND MEMBERSHIP IN FIA IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. CALL 505-982-6366 OR VISIT THE FIA SITE FOR MORE INFO.

Forest Archaeologist Michael Bremer will provide insight and perspective into early Puebloan populations beginning in the 12th century. He will discuss the relationship of these people to the wild landscapes surrounding their developed communities and will share the similarities these communities ay have had with today’s management of wild land and its interface to adjacent large urban centers.

Currently with the Santa Fe National Forest, Mike is excited to share his perspective of the ways of native ancestral people with you!

THURSDAY, JUNE 18


Marvin and Marcus Slim; Isaiah Ortiz; and Joe and LeJeune Chavez: Under the Portal


Friends of Indian Art



Friends of Indian Art (FIA) invites their members to a program presenting Marvin and Marcus Slim; Isaiah Ortiz; and Joe and LeJeune Chavez. Marvin Slim (Navajo) and his wife Luana (San Felipe) are best known for their “signature” adjustable ring designs. Over the years both have produced a variety of outstanding necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Also joining us is Marvin’s son Marcus who has also picked up the family trade with a unique style of jewelry all his own. Joe (Santo Domingo) and LeJeune Chavez (Santo Domingo/Seminole) collaborate to create a unique blend of silver, lapidary, and intricate beadwork jewelry. Joe combines traditional Pueblo designs with contemporary original designs. LeJeune mixes styles and materials from her multi-tribal background, working with stones, shell, antique beads and Swarovski crystals. Isaiah Ortiz (San Felipe) has forged his own unique jewelry-making path by employing a saw and carving technique, resulting in strong geometric lines and sharp angles. Occasionally his designs incorporate exotic stones. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15


Rose B. Simpson Ė Thinking and Creating Outside the Box!


Friends of Indian Art



Friends of Indian Art (FIA) invites their members to a program presenting Rose B. Simpson, a native of Santa Clara Pueblo, who was raised among an extended family of artists. Her mother, Roxanne Swentzell, is a well-known Indigenous ceramic sculptor, and her father, Patrick Simpson, was a contemporary artist working in wood and metal. Rose’s artistic expression has taken forms including sculpting, printmaking, drama and creative writing, as well as music and dance. Being of both Indigenous and Anglo descent, her work often signifies the continual struggle between the two worlds many modern Indigenous people experience. Rose is currently studying Automotive Science at Northern New Mexico College and sees this path as her personal passion and new direction. Not a FIA member? Join by calling 505-982-6366 ext. 100.