November 13, 2012
CELEBRATE THE ARTS DURING
NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH!
November, many organizations are recognizing National Native American
Indian Heritage Month to celebrate the diverse heritage, history, art
and traditions of the Native Peoples of this land. We invite
you to Celebrate the Arts with your family, friends and
NOVEMBER 16 AND 17
Please join us
at The Indian Craft Shop to meet our visiting artists and learn more
about their artwork on November 16th and 17th from 12:00 noon -
4:00pm. Marian Hansson, Terry O'Brien and Kathy Whitman will be with
us at the Shop each day.
Marian Hansson (Kiowa) has
spent a lifetime studying the dance customs, clothing and history of
the Kiowa people. She has received national recognition for her
clothing designs as well as her research and study of the Kiowa
people. A former curator for the Museum Program for the Bureau of
Indian Affairs, today she continues to create beautiful appliqué
dance shawls, ribbon shirts and other textile and leather crafts.
Hooper O'Brien (Mohawk)
O'Brien (Mohawk) creates beaded amulet bags "one bead at
a time" without ever duplicating a design. Created using the
peyote stitch, they are made with a continuous beading technique.
Each bag is individually designed, often with motifs or designs drawn
from the Iroquois Nation as well as other cultures.
Elk Woman Whitman (Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara)
Kathy Elk Woman
Whitman (Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara) is
a versatile artist creating sculpture, clothing and jewelry. Her
innovative work includes flowing elements of nature including
butterflies, dragonflies, flowers and river and water lines. In her
work, she aims to connect people with the world around them. She is
also recognized for her 'recycled line of work' that uses aluminum
cans to create her sculpture and jewelry.
join The Indian Craft Shop to welcome these talented guest artists
from 12:00 noon - 4:00pm on November 16th and 17th - Celebrate
WHAT'S NEW IN THE SHOP AND ONLINE
have continued to fill the Shop including weavings, jewelry,
basketry, pottery and more! We are sure you will be as excited as we
are seeing all the new items, and what better timing than during
National Native American Indian Heritage Month as we "Celebrate
the Arts" from across the country. This is a great opportunity
for you and your family to celebrate the creativity of today's
American Indian artists. We continually work to add new items to the
online store - take a look at our recent new additions.
ALASKAN IVORY CARVINGS
A longtime favorite at the
Shop, we have received many new walrus tusk ivory and whale bone
carvings - our largest selection of the year! Yupik and Inupiat
artists transform walrus ivory, baleen and whale bone into a variety
of expressive figures. We have enjoyed organizing all of the carvings
in groups accented by basketry and masks from a variety of artists.
Birds that are swimming, nesting, flying or simply perched include
owls, eagles, a variety of loons, cormorants, geese, puffins and
more; whales, walrus, otters, seals and a great variety of humans in
action including kayakers, hunters and dancers fill our cases. We
invite you to visit the shop to see the complete collection! We have
also included a great selection of work on our Online Store -
take a look!
Learn more about the
art of Alaska.
OPEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month. We hope that you
will be able to join us Saturday, November 17 from 10:00am -
4:00pm. Meet guest artists from 12:00 noon - 4:00pm this Friday and
November is National Native American Indian Heritage
Celebrate the creativity and livelihood of today's
American Indian artists...creating basketry, textiles, pottery,
sculpture, jewelry, beadwork and more...Celebrate the Arts!
Indian Craft Shop
10:00AM to 4:00PM
Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm,
and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The Shop
is closed on federal holidays.
photo ID is needed for entrance to the building.
weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street
entrances (E Street is closer for
access is available at E Street.
weekend handicap access on E Street, contact the Shop at (202) 208-4056
ahead of time, if possible.)
West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the
closest Metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or
S1 bus to 18th and C Streets. There is metered parking on the street
and several parking lots within a few blocks.