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Friday, November 1, 2013

Native Art Market November 13 & 14

 
The American Indian Business Association is holding its second Native Art Market at the University of New Mexico as part of its celebration of American Indian Heritage Month.

The show will take place on November 13 and 14, 2013 in the SUB Ballrooms from 9 am to 6 pm.

"Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Native Peoples, and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native Peoples," says AIBA advisor Jaye Francis. "And sharing our art and culture is one of the best ways we can carry on that dialogue."

In keeping with last year, AIBA has asked a former UNM alumni artist to open the Market. Last year, Navajo artist Shane Hendren opened the market. This year, J.T. Willie is the featured artist. J.T. Willie is an award winning Navajo artist who has combined beadwork and silverwork to create amazing jewelry and accessories. This year, he was named by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association as their Artist of the Year for his beaded dress and accoutrements. His work has inspired AIBA to add a Fashion Show this year.

This is a juried show presenting handmade and handcrafted art made by American Indian artists. The show is open to the public.

For more information, contact Jaye Francis: 277-8889, jfrancis@unm.edu.