Texas Canyon Trail Run 2017 Race Results

Presentation, Performance, and Photography Exhibit

Water Protectors: The Standing Rock Camps through the Lens of

Gabriel Ayala


Friday, January 12


 11:00 am



 Photo by Gabriel Ayala

 Classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala, a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe, has traveled the world performing and teaching. When he heard about the events taking place near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Ayala decided to stand with the Water Protectors, a group of predominately Indigenous community members who opposed the construction of a petroleum pipeline.

Ayala was forever changed by his time at the Standing Rock Camps. His photographs, on exhibit at Amerind, document his experiences at the camps. Ayala will talk about these experiences and will perform his award-winning classical music.


Chef Debbie’s Italian Adventure Cooking Class  


Saturday, January 27, 2018

 10:00 am-2:00 pm


Chef Debbie presents an adventure through southern Italy, sharing recipes and stories gathered from Rome to Puglia and even a touch of Sardinia.  Learn how to make ricotta cheese that will complement grilled bruchetta. Then prepare your taste buds for orichetti pasta with a saffron cream and pork sausage. To top off your experience Debbie will demonstrate how to make chocolate gelato! Get ready to nourish your tummy and soul during this rustic Italian feast!


Class Menu:

Bruchetta brushed with olive oil, grilled and topped with ricotta, fresh tomato, and basil...yes, we will make ricotta cheese!


Orichetti (little ears) pasta with saffron cream and pork sausage.


 Chocolate gelato!

$75 per person per class, feasting included. Bring your apron and your appetite! To register contact Chef Debbie at 520-586-3666 or debbie@amerind.org.


Dowa Yallane Trading Company Trunk Show

Saturday-Sunday, January 27-28, 2018

10:00 am-4:00 pm


We are pleased to host Gene Orth of Dowa Yallane Trading Company at the Amerind Museum. Over two days, Gene will sell beautiful Zuni crafted jewelry and art. The Zuni people are widely known for their exquisite inlay jewelry and finely carved “fetishes.” Do not miss this opportunity to own a piece of Zuni art!

During his visit, Gene will also offer a presentation each day at 11:00 am examining the Culture and Art of the Zuni Pueblo.

Free with museum admission!

Contact Amerind at 520.586.3666 or amerind@amerind.org for more information.


 Mata Ortiz Show and Sale

February 9-11, 2018

10:00 am–4:00 pm daily


Front: Pottery by Hector Gallegos and Laura Bugarini.

Take a trip to Amerind and witness the talent of pottery artists Javier Martinez, Hector Gallegos, and Laura Bugarini from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico. The artists will conduct demonstrations, firings (weather permitting), and offer their exquisite ceramic vessels for sale.

You will also have the opportunity to meet Zapotec weaver Porfirio Gutierrez. Gutierrez will give presentations each day at 2:00 pm examining his family’s weaving and natural dye traditions.

Free with regular museum admission!

For more information contact Amerind at 520.586.3666 or visit amerind@amerind.org.


Michael Chiago Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor Beyond Paper

Saturday, February 10, 2018

10:00 am-4:00 pm


Artwork by Michael Chiago

Amerind is pleased to welcome back master watercolor artist Michael Chiago (Tohono O’odham). The welcoming appeal of his colorful paintings reaches far beyond the desert southwest to portray a time and place that is distinctly the Sonoran Desert. During this hands-on workshop Chiago will take participants beyond the use of paper and teach you how to use watercolors on surfaces such as canvas, rock, wood, and clay.

Cost: $140 per person (members, includes workshop supplies and box lunch)

The workshop is limited to 12 people, so you are encouraged to sign up early. Call 520.586.3666 to register. 


Vintage Basketry & Navajo Weaving Trunk Show

Saturday, February 24, 2018

10:00 am-4:00 pm 



Photo: Detailed view of photo by Joe Kozlowski

Join Terry DeWald of Terry DeWald American Indian Art for this Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weaving Trunk Show. The show will feature Navajo weavings, vintage baskets from California, the greater southwest, and contemporary Tohono O’odham baskets.


DeWald has been a prominent dealer, lecturer, appraiser, and author of Native American art for more than 40 years. At 11:00 am, DeWald will give a presentation that will examine Vintage Basketry and Navajo Weaving.


Free with Museum Admission


Texas Canyon Trail Run

Saturday, April 7, 2018

 9:00 am


Photo by GOATographer

The Amerind Museum presents the 5th Annual Texas Canyon Trail Run. Here is your chance to intimately experience this awe inspiring region that is normally closed to the public. Run or walk the scenic 5K or 10K courses in beautiful Texas Canyon. Participation in the event enables Amerind to further its mission of fostering and promoting knowledge and understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, and conservation. Once you have completed the course, step inside the museum to explore Amerind’s newest  exhibit: Human Connections Across the Ancient Borderlands. Museum admission is free for race participants!  

 Texas Canyon Trail Run event details:

Who: Open to the public – all ages.

Where: Amerind Museum, 2100 N. Amerind Rd. Dragoon, AZ 85609

When: April 7, 2018. Races start at 9:00 am.

To register visit http://bit.ly/2018TCTR                                                   ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 

Machu Picchu and Beyond with Amerind and Dr. George Gumerman IV

July 21-August 4, 2018


Join Amerind and Dr. George Gumerman IV (Northern Arizona University) as we discover the history, archaeology, and natural beauty of Peru. This 15-day excursion will include flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines, witnessing the wildlife of Paracas, and visiting the breathtaking archeological site of Machu Picchu. Reserve your space today to take part in this unforgettable journey.

Members: $6,500 per person (Double occupancy, includes accommodations, ground transportation and most meals, single supplement of $1,545 for solo travelers. Domestic and international air travel and gratuity is not included.)

The tour is limited to 20 people, so you are encouraged to sign up early. Contact Monika Leuenberger of Avenues of the World Travel at 928.556.0853 to register or for more information.


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