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Tuesday, July  1 at 10 am
Monthly Kiva Gallery Exhibit

Donald Knight et al.

A collection of photographs and the fine art they inspire. Featuring photographer Donald Knight and artists Barbara Amyx, Deanna Thibault, Jennifer Clark, Pam Cheeseman, and Scarlett Taylor. An open reception will be held July 12 from 3:30–5PM. No reservations required for the exhibit or the reception.


Wednesday, July  30 at 10AM–12:30PM
Creating Dream Catchers

Presented by Tony Redhouse

American Indian dream catchers are traditionally believed to catch both good and bad dreams. The bad ones are caught in the webbing, while the good ones are directed on to the dreamer through the central circle of the hoop. Learn about the meaning of the colors and symbols of dream catchers, and create your own personal dream catcher. $30 WNPA members/$35 nonmembers. All materials provided. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.


Friday, August  1 at 10 am to 5 pm
August Kiva Gallery Exhibit

Carolyn D. Barela

Vibrant, lively colors invite you to share the delightful visions of native New Mexican artist Carolyn D. Barela, whose colorful oil paintings are inspired by the Southwest itself. An open reception will be held Saturday, August 2, from 3:30–5PM.


Saturday, August  2 at 12PM & 2PM
Recapturing Our Spanish Past: Reconstructing the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson

Presented by Gayle Hartman

Why was the original presidio built in Tucson? Who built it and how long did it last? Learn about the original and reconstructed presidio, and see demonstrations of thread and yarn production from raw cotton and wool.


Wednesday, August  6 at 12PM & 2PM
It’s Not a Market, It’s a Miracle

Presented by Stevie Mack

Learn about the International Folk Art Festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the artists, art, and philanthropic work that is accomplished around the world as a result of this market.


Wednesday, August  13 at 12PM & 2PM
Venomous and Poisonous Animals of Arizona

Presented by Sandy Reith

Learn about the biology and adaptations of some of Arizona’s amazing creatures, including rattlesnakes, scorpions, and Gila monsters.


Saturday, August  16 at 2 PM
Estun-Bah Concert

Tony Duncan, Apache cane flute & Darrin Yazzie, acoustic guitar

Estun-Bah blends traditional and contemporary musical styles, capturing the true essence of Indian America. This distinctive, original music soothes the spirit and nourishes the soul. $12 WNPA members/$15 nonmembers. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. For reservations please call during business hours or go to wnpa.org.


Saturday, August  16 at 11AM–12 noon
BRING THE KIDS! When We Dance: Native American Hoop Dancing Lessons & Storytime

Presented by Tony & Violet Duncan and family

Meet the dancing Duncan family! This event features storytime and a hoop-dancing lesson just for kids.


Wednesday, August  20 at 12PM & 2PM
Native Roads, a Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations

Presented by Jim Turner

Author and historian Jim Turner revisits the route of the classic travel book A Complete Motoring Guide to the Navajo and Hopi Nations, offering new information on this fascinating land.


Thursday, August  21 at
Insider Tour: Curator's Tour of the Arizona State Museum



Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Arizona State Museum in Tucson. This curator’s tour takes us inside the vaults and into other areas normally off-limits to the public. ASM is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and is the home of the world’s largest collection of Southwest Indian pottery and basketry. Don’t worry about parking or construction—just relax and appreciate the collections.

$85 WNPA members/$95 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, lunch, and curator-led museum fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



Saturday, August  23 at 12PM & 2PM
Film: Last Stand at Little Bighorn

Produced by American Experience

The Battle of Little Bighorn, known as “Custer’s Last Stand,” is one of the most frequently depicted moments in American history—but it is still shrouded in myth. Learn about the battle from two different perspectives: one white; one Native


Wednesday, August  27 at 12PM & 2PM
The Wilderness Act Turns 50: Arizona Celebrates its Natural Heritage

Presented by Meg Weesner

This year is the golden anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964; hear about this historic act and what it meant for southern Arizona.


Saturday, August  30 at 2 pm
Indigo Raven Celtic Music Concert

Indigo Raven Celtic Music Concert

Come enjoy an hour of simple music from the rocky coasts and emerald hills of the Celtic world. Singer Maya Cross-Killingsworth has been performing since the age of five with her guitarist father, Monte Killingsworth. Together the duo brings new life to the traditional music of England, Ireland, and Scotland. $5 WNPA members/$7 nonmembers. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. For reservations please call during business hours or go to wnpa.org.


Friday, September  19 at 2 pm
Lost Strands of Ourselves Myth & Ancestry: A Concert

Performed by Will Clipman

Donning different masks of his own making, Will becomes the narrator spirit of his original stories. Will accompanies himself on a pan-global palette of indigenous instruments, weaving a tapestry of the spoken word, visual imagery, and sonic atmosphere. $12 WNPA members/$15 nonmembers. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. For reservations please call during business hours or go to wnpa.org.


Saturday, September  27 at 10 am to 4 pm
Lost Strands of Ourselves Myth & Ancestry: A Workshop

Presented by Will Clipman

This two-day mask-making workshop is facilitated by six-time Grammy-nominated musician, award-winning poet, and internationally renowned maskmaker and storyteller Will Clipman. $135 members/$145 nonmembers. Price includes supplies and lunch. Limited to 12 participants. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. For reservations please call during business hours or go to wnpa.org.


Tuesday, October  21 at to Thursday, October 23, 2014
Insider Tour: Canyon de Chelly National Monument & Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site



Travel the sacred and colorful landscape of the Navajo Nation as we explore Canyon de Chelly—an area that has been continuously inhabited for 5,000 years. Take a jeep tour in the canyon and enjoy an evening of storytelling and music with canyon resident William Yazzie. This tour also features a stop at Hubbell Trading Post and a behind-the-scenes curator’s tour of the Hubbell home.

$650 WNPA members/$695 nonmembers. Price includes transportation, meals, lodging, and entrance fees. Tickets must be prepaid and are nonrefundable.



 

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