Eric Conrad employs resolutely “anti-art” materials such as cast-off clothing, team mascots and cheap souvenirs to create sculptures that are simultaneously funny, creepy and surprisingly moving. His works, which typically involve multiple figures in awkward situations, evoke the general confusion of life, love, thwarted desires and mistaken signals. The inherently democratic nature of his materials only underscores the universality of the emotions and experiences his figures express.
Star Wars has had a strong influence on many contemporary Native artists, whose art reflects the images and themes of the popular series. This exhibition features work by more than 20 different contemporary Native artists, including paintings, prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, figures, carvings and pottery, and explores the reasons Star Wars resonates with them.
Tha ‘Yoties, whose music addresses the cultural concerns of the Indigenous population of the Four Corners region, will perform a tribute to the 1970s group, XIT, to raise awareness for the issues broached almost 50 years ago that continue to effect Indigenous people today.
Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1972, XIT was a Native American rock band whose music frequently featured motifs of historic and contemporary Native American issues and was considered by many to be the soundtrack of American Indian Movement. This is part of the Indigenous Insights series.
Bring your family and friends and enjoy a special performance by two traditional Yavapai-Apache dance groups. The Yavapai used to occupy an area of approximately 20,000 mi² from the San Francisco Peaks to the north, to the Pinaleno Mountains and Mazatzal Mountains to the southeast, and the Colorado River to the west, and almost to the Gila River and the Salt River to the south.
Part of our Indigenous Insight series, we invite you come celebrate the diverse set of communities on the Colorado Plateau, and their rich artistic and cultural traditions. Experience Indigenous culture in both traditional and contemporary mediums in this two day event.
Saturday, December 7th 10am – 5pm & Sunday, December 8th 12pm – 5pm
Free admission is granted for the market.
Artists and peddlers join forces to command an awesome and eclectic collective of some of Flagstaff’s Favs from Flagstaff Community Farmers’ Market & Urban Flea Market selling unique, handmade, vintage, items. Find original artwork, skin care, Christmas tamales, honey, unique collectibles, jewelry, holiday candy and sooooooooooo much more! Come support your local makers & peddlers! In partnership with Flagstaff Federated Community Church