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Prepare for the Fair: 3 lecture series on pottery with artists and experts- SOLD OUT

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Learn more about pottery, the theme of the 2016 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, in this series of three Thursday lectures. Whether you’re dipping your toe in Native art collecting or are a seasoned buyer, these talks, offered by the Heard Museum Guild, will prove helpful. The Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 5 & 6.

Mark Tahbo, Hopi/Tewa potter

Mark Tahbo, Hopi/Tewa potter

Jan. 28 — Dwight Lanmon, “Acoma Pottery: 1300 A.D. to Present” and Mark Tahbo (Hopi/Tewa), “Hopi Pottery: 1300 A.D. to Present.” (NOTE: Mark Tahbo replaces Al Qöyawayma)

Lanmon, a student and collector of Pueblo pottery, is the co-author with Frank Harlow of four comprehensive books on the pottery of the Zia, Santa Ana, Zuni, and Acoma Pueblos.

Mark Tahbo has been a potter since he was in high school. Tahbo is recognized as a master potter and has received numerous awards for his work; they include the Best of Show Award at the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe and Best of Division at the Heard Indian Fair.

Photograph of Diana Pardue, Curator of Collections at the Heard Museum

Diana Pardue, Curator of Collections at the Heard Museum.

Nora Naranjo-Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo), potter.

Nora Naranjo-Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo), potter.

Feb. 4 — Diana Pardue, “1890-1920 Pottery of the Southwest” and Nora Naranjo-Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo), “The Language and Themes of Pottery.” Pardue is curator of collections at the Heard Museum, where she has worked since 1978. Her curatorial work has focused upon both historic and contemporary American Indian arts particularly jewelry and pottery. Naranjo-Morse is an acclaimed artist who works with clay, metal, digital video and earth. Naranjo-Morse’s work has exhibited nationally at numerous museums and internationally. She continues to explore issues of environment, culture and the social practice of making art with community.

Feb. 11 — Robert Tenorio (Santo Domingo), “The Language and Themes of Pottery” and Bruce McGee, “Pottery Artists at the Fair.” Tenorio specializes in hand coiled traditional Santo Domingo pottery. Tenorio is continuously experimenting with different types of plants in hopes of making the special black color which was used on pottery several hundred years ago. McGee is the director of retail sales at the Heard. A third-generation trader born in Ganado, Ariz. and raised in Keams Canyon, McGee came to the Heard in 1998 at the request of former Shop director Byron Hunter.

To see the complete “Prepare for the Fair” lecture schedule, click here.




The Prepare for the Fair series is supported by the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation.
Robert Tenorio (Santo Domingo), potter.

Robert Tenorio (Santo Domingo), potter.

Event Details

Thursday, February 4
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

January 28
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

February 4
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

February 11
9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Per person for all 3 lectures: $20

Entitles admission to all three lectures: Jan. 28, Feb. 4 & 11. Registration has closed

Monte Vista Room

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