Texas Canyon Trail Run 2019 Race Results

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Gallery Talk with Lyn Loveless

Emerita Professor of Biology, The College of Wooster

Knowing Your Neighbors: Plant Diversity Inventories and What They Can Tell Us

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 11:00 am—12:00 pm

Amerind Art Gallery

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Plants are all around us.  But sometimes we don’t know their names, and it is easy to walk past our neighbors without even saying “hello.”  How do we find out what grows in our neighborhood?  And why is that important?  In this talk, Lyn will discuss her project to document the plants of Amerind, and how that information can contribute to archaeology, anthropology, plant systematics, environmental management, and biodiversity protection.  Concepts will be discussed first, inside, followed by an optional 45-minute guided walk to the picnic area to look at plants in their locales. Please bring a hat, water, and sunscreen for the walking tour. Free with Museum Admission.

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End of Season Sale at the Amerind Museum Store

Friday-Sunday, June 21-23, 2019, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Store Sale

Summer has arrived, our winter visitors have left, and mid-year inventory is looming. So, we are having an End of Season Sale in the Museum Store. Come by and shop our great selection of Native American hand-crafted items, wonderful books, notecards, and unique artwork. We will be offering 15% off all items in the store. If you are a member, show your card to receive an additional 10% off for a total of 25% off. (Must show your membership card for this additional discount). Not a member? Sign up during this sale event and you can receive this additional discount.

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Gallery Talk with Angelina Saraficio (Tohono O’odham)

The Plants of Tohono O’odham Basketry

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 1:00 pm—2:00 pm

Amerind Art Gallery

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Angelina Saraficio (Tohono O’odham) has visited Amerind on numerous occasions to collect plants to use in basketry. Join Saraficio as she discusses which plants she collects at Amerind and their important roles in the basket making process.

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Gallery Talk with Dr. John P. Schaefer

Desert Flowers: The Photography of Dr. John P. Schaefer

Saturday August 31, 2019, 4:00 pm—5:00 pm

Amerind Art Gallery

Free Event

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Dr. John P. Schaefer enjoys a reputation as a skilled photographer, in addition to his teaching and research. He is founder of the University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography, the archive center of Ansel Adams’ photography, and the author of three best-selling books on photographic techniques. His photographs have appeared in Arizona Highways. In recent years he has photographed cacti and succulent plants and flowers, which are the focus of his exhibition at Amerind.

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Movie Screening

Amerind and The Loft Cinema Present: Smoke Signals

Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:00 pm

Free Event

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Smoke Signals follows Victor and Thomas-Builds-the-Fire, two young Idaho men with wildly different memories of one Arnold Joseph, a former resident of their Idaho reservation who split years before and has just died in Phoenix. Arnold’s popular, athletic son, Victor, remembers him best as an alcoholic, occasionally abusive father, who drove off one day and never came back. By contrast, the highly-quirky, always-talking Thomas Builds-the-Fire, whom Arnold had saved from certain death years earlier, has chosen to romanticize the man’s life and deeds in a way that drives Victor crazy. However, circumstances bring this odd couple together in a funny and funky road trip to Phoenix to retrieve Arnold’s ashes.

This program is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Event Schedule

4:00 pm—5:00 pm: Gallery Talk with Dr.  John Schaefer

4:00 pm-8:30 pm: Buy dinner from the Baily’s BBQ & Bistro food truck

4:00 pm-6:30 pm: Free museum admission

7:00 pm: Free outdoor viewing of the film Smoke Signals

To be sure you will have a seat, please bring your own cozy chair from home. This is a family event and alcohol is not permitted.

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Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite

Saturday, September 14, 2019, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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It is time to surround yourself with exceptional art during our Vintage Jewelry Show and Sale with Silver Suite! Silver Suite will offer beautiful, one of a kind, antique Native American and mid-century jewelry, along with other treasures, ranging from finely crafted silver buckles and earrings, to necklaces, squash blossoms, and more. Find something you cannot live without or treat someone special in your life to a unique piece of wearable art.  Free with Regular Museum Admission.

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Gallery Talk with Billy Fitzpatrick

Graduate student, University of Arizona Department of Geosciences

The Geology of the Little Dragoons

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 11:00 am—12:00 pm

Amerind Art Gallery

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Billy Fitzpatrick is a graduate student in the University of Arizona’s Geosciences Department and is currently studying the geology of the Little Dragoon Mountains. As part of his research, Fitzpatrick has made several trips to the Amerind Museum Campus to examine the property’s granite. Fitzpatrick will give a brief talk about his research followed by a walking tour where you will be introduced to Amerind’s geology. Please bring a hat, water, and sunscreen for the walking tour. Free with Museum Admission.

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Seri Art and Culture Weekend

Saturday-Sunday, September 28-29, 2019, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Gallery Talks with Michael Gray, 11:00 am—12:00 pm and 2:00—3:00 pm each day

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Learn about the art and culture of the Comcáac (Seri) people of Sonora, Mexico and meet the artists behind these unique creations while visiting Amerind. We will offer a wide selection of Comcáac baskets, wood carvings, necklaces, and other beautifully crafted works of art for sale. Free with Museum Admission.

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Apache Pottery Workshop with Shelden Nuñez Velarde (Jicarilla Apache)

Thursday–Sunday, September 5–8, 2019, 9:00am–4:00pm

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Join Shelden Nuñez-Velarde (Jicarilla Apache) at Amerind for an unforgettable pottery workshop. Learn how to create micaceous pottery in the Jicarilla Apache tradition. You will experience making functional utilitarian ware from molding the clay to firing your work. Participants of all experience levels are welcome to join this workshop, including beginners to those with advanced skills.

Cost with accommodations: $1,150 per person for members or $1,350 per person for non-members (double occupancy, includes overnight accommodations and meals).

Cost without accommodations: $610 per person for members or $710 per person for non-members (includes lunches).

To register call Amerind at 520-586-3666 or email amerind@amerind.org.

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Encaustic Painting Workshop with Maria Arvayo (Pascua Yaqui)

Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6, 2019, 9:00 am-3:00 pm

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Cloud Bloom by Maria Arvayo

This two-day workshop provides an introduction to encaustic painting and is open to beginners as well those with some experience. We’ll take a brief look at the history of this ancient painting medium, as well as materials, supplies, tools, and some fun techniques. The term encaustic comes from the Greek word “to burn in.” Encaustic painting utilizes pigmented beeswax. Paint needs to be heated into a liquid to be applied to the surface, the surface is then reheated to fuse the paint. The quality of the surface has a unique sheen and depth. Aside from painting this medium lends itself well to mixed media, collage and even sculptural techniques.

Maria Arvayo is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. She's been working in encaustic for over 15 years and is a Tucson artist whose work focuses on images of the southwest and other observations from life. Maria works in encaustic and other painting media, teaches encaustic classes and exhibits locally.

Cost without accommodations: $250 per person for members or $275 for nonmembers (includes supplies and lunches)

To register call Amerind at 520.586.3666 or email amerind@amerind.org.

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Gallery Talk

Capturing Sunlight: Images from the Southwest with Maria Arvayo (Pascua Yaqui)

November 9, 2019
, 1:00pm

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Tall Grass by Maria Arvayo

In her own words: My work focuses on depicting the Sonoran landscape. I attempt to capture the quality of light, the warmth and the distinct beauty. I work in a wide variety of media, but the majority of my work is in oil, acrylic, pastel, and encaustic. My work is inspired by the natural world. Some pieces, although they may seem abstract, are usually objects that by their own nature are abstract. Through my images I hope to express and share the beauty that I see around us.

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