Indian Market 2017
We just spent two full days at Indian Market in Santa Fe this past weekend, sharing information about the programs at SAR (The School of Advanced Research) and IARC (The Indian Arts Research Center) available to Native American artists. We also enjoyed watching many dancers, especially these two boys who are only 9 and 13 years old. Though normally viewers are not allowed to take photos of dances or artwork, photography was allowed for most things.
The Olla Maidens are a family group from Zuni Pueblo. They perform with ollas (water jars) balanced on their heads to honor women who carried such jars throughout history.
The hoop dancers were the hit of the show as far as we were concerned. They start learning at an early age, as evidenced by this young girl.
Diego Romero is one of my favorite Pueblo artists and one I look for each year. He paints cartoon-like images that illustrate historic and cultural events inside clay bowls.
This boy was absolutely amazing and a joy to watch. He is destined to become a world champion at hoop dancing.
Yellow Bird Dancing/Tony Duncan is the teacher of the young hoop dancers and a five-time world-champion hoop dancer.
Kathleen Wall's work was evident everywhere. We met her when she had an artist residency at SAR.
The Olla Maidens performing at the Scottish Rites Temple. There is a beautiful courtyard inside the building.