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Celebrate Indian Market Weekend in Phoenix, Arizona

Out west, where the drought reigns supreme and our days are already in the 80s, it’s Heard Indian Market Weekend.  The crown jewel is the Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market, but there are five other great openings orbiting around this event. It’s going to be a busy weekend and guess what, our drought is going to end; we’re supposed to get an inch of rain during market weekend!  Please come out and support Native arts despite any inclement weather.

Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market: The 56th Annual Fair will be held March 1st and 2nd, 2014 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. The Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Avenue. The event kicks off with a Best of Show Reception & Dinner on Friday evening, February 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Music will be provided by guitarist Khent AnantakaiArtists will include:  the Feature Artist – Stetson Honyumptewa; Live Mural Painting Artist – Thomas “Breeze” Marcus; Fashion Designers; Chef Demonstrations; and other Artist Demonstrators. Click here for more information and the schedule of weekend events and cultural performances.

Inherit the Earth: Art, Activism and the Land Show:

This event is a collaborative group art show featuring Indigenous artists/activists exploring their environment, land-based knowledge, and issues surrounding the land.  The opening reception is Thursday (tonight), February 27th from 6-8 pm with DJ Byron Fenix. The Artist Reception is Saturday evening, March 1st, 2014 from 6-9 and features performances by poet Simon Ortiz, Artificial Red, and the Morning Star Leaders Youth Council.  The show opens February 27th and runs through March 2nd, 2014 at Frontal Lobe Community Space and Gallery located at 1301 Grand Avenue, Ste. 2B, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. Artists represented include: Julius Badoni, Thomas Grey-Eyes, Randy Kemp, Lydia Maldonado, Rykelle Kemp, Dominique Hunter, Jacob Meders, Gloria Tacheenie-Campoy, Bobby Wilson, Megan LaRose, Treston Easchief, Steven Yazzie and others.

MonOrhcid: Apache X: 10 Years of Douglas Miles and Apache Skateboards

The Shade Gallery at MonOrchid presents Apache X: 10 Years of Douglas Miles and Apache Skateboards.  The show is open from March 1st -30th, 2014 at 214 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, Arizona.  Gallery Hours are on First and Third Fridays from 6-10 pm.  Doug Miles has been pushing boundaries in Native art for years now.  His work has been exhibited throughout the country’s best galleries and museums including the National Museum of the American Indian.  Check out his work here.

Blue Rain Gallery Heard Market Weekend Events:

Blue Rain Contemporary in Scottsdale, Arizona presents their annual celebration of contemporary Native American Art, in conjunction with the Heard Museum’s Art Market weekend. The opening night artist reception with Preston Singletary is tonight, Thursday, February 27th, from 7 to 9pm. Additionally, they are featuring artwork by Tony Abeyta, Tammy Garcia, Richard Zane Smith, Jody Naranjo, Lisa Holt, Harlan Reano, and David Bradley, among others. Blue Rain is located at 7137 East Main Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

King Galleries Heard Market Weekend Events:

Heard Indian Market weekend opening reception is tonight, Thursday February 27th from 6-9 pm with New Work by: Nathan Youngblood, Al Qöyawayma, Russell Sanchez, Virgil Ortiz, Jarrod Da, and Cara Romero; the artists will be in attendance. King Galleries is located at 7100 E. Main St. #4, Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

OneSpot Gallery Heard Market Weekend Events:

On Friday, February 28th, 2014, 1Spot Gallery, Contemporary Native Art Magazine (CNAM), and The Drive-Thru Gallery and Studio present the opening reception for ABSTRACT ABSTRACT: A New Perspective of Native Art Today. The show features artwork by Native American artists from across America including Kathy Whitman ElkWoman, Patrick Dean Hubbell, Sheldon Harvey, Silvester Hustito, Damian Jim, Jeff Kahm, Melissa Melero, and Kyle Navenma. The purpose of this event is to exhibit and showcase new artwork in various mediums, demonstrating each artist’s ability to deconstruct topics deeply rooted in their culture by displaying them in a contemporary abstract form. By offering the viewer a new perspective of what Native American art is today, the audience can enjoy beauty found in the depth of this contemporary genre, where traditional culture meets modern methods of creating art.

Timeline: At-A-Glance

TONIGHT | Thursday, February 27, 2014:

  • Inherit the Earth: Art, Activism and the Land Opening Reception
  • Preston Singletary at Blue Rain
  • Multiple artists at King Galleries

Friday Night February 28th, 2014:

  • Multiple artists at OneSpot Gallery
  • Heard Museum Opening Reception

Saturday Night March 1st, 2014:

  • Inherit the Earth: Art, Activism and the Land Artists Reception 6-8pm (Homahota Consulting sponsored event)

 All weekend | February 27th through March 2nd,  2014:

  • Inherit the Earth: Art, Activism and the Land
  • Blue Rain Market Weekend Events
  • King Galleries Market Weekend Events

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