This First Friday we celebrate the opening of the new exhibition,Â Sonwai: The Jewelry of Verma Nequatewa.
Guest DJ Dana Armstrong who will play musical favorites of the artist for the evening.
About Verma Nequatewa
Verma Nequatewa (Hopi, b. 1949) began an apprenticeship with her uncle Charles Loloma around 1966. Nequatewa worked with her uncle for more than twenty years. In that time she not only learned specific jewelry-making techniques but she also learned to distinguish quality stones and to develop a keen design sense. Today, she is recognized as one of the leading Native American lapidary artists. Although her jewelry has been featured in the U.S. and internationally, this will be the first comprehensive exhibition of her work.
Nequatewa has signed her distinctive work with the Hopi feminine word for beauty,Â Sonwai, since 1989. It complements her uncleâ€™s name, which was the masculine word with the same meaning.
The museum has free general admission from 6 to 10 p.m. every First Friday except March.
Friday, October 5
6:00 pm â€“ 10:00 pm
Heard Museum Campus