September 25, 2012
The fall season has arrived, a wonderful transition
time from warmer to cooler weather, of changing colors in the vibrant
fall foliage and landscapes, and a time of harvesting and gathering.
It's a great time to visit the Shop: We are settled back in our original
location and are building our selection of American Indian arts,
filling the store with an artful fall bounty! We
wish all of you a wonderful season and look forward to your visits,
both in the Shop and online.
Indian Market and other summer shows, artists have been busy creating
and we have been busy receiving new works in the Shop!
pottery arrivals include the latest creations from Glendora Fragua
(Jemez), known for her polished and meticulously carved red,
black and buff clay pottery; a classic, all white clay Pueblo jar
with ladder by Wilfred Garcia (Acoma);
charming clay storyteller animals by Dorothy Herrera
(Cochiti); black and redware from Santa Clara Pueblo; and pottery
by Harrison Begay, Jr. (Navajo), who creates highly polished and
innovative carved clay pottery using Santa Clara clay and techniques.
Much of the pottery is on our online store, so
take a look.
Jewelry arrivals include stone and shell bead necklaces by Lester Abeyta (Santo
Domingo Pueblo), and new mosaic inlay necklaces and earrings by
Charlene and Frank Reano (San Felipe and Santo Domingo Pueblos);
sterling silver overlay and stamped jewelry by Charlie John (Navajo)
as well as new jewelry by Artie Yellowhorse Designs.
new arts include new dolls from Jhane Myers (Comanche) and new
woodwork and basketry from Erik Sappier (Penobscot).
We are very
excited to have Erik Sappier's work, as it has been quite a few years
since his work has been in the Shop. Erik is noted for his
exceptionally carved walking sticks, root clubs and talking sticks,
and for his revival of traditional eastern woodlands designs. Using a
very sharp blade, Erik carves his designs and patterns into Poplar
wood with such detail, they almost appear as a tapestry in wood. We
are especially honored to show his work as it carries on a Shop
tradition of representing the work of the late Stanley Neptune, Sr.
(Penobscot) and of Stan's son Stanley, 'Joe Hugga' Jr., with whom he
studied and was mentored by. Erik has also been creating utilitarian
basketry and we have just receive a pounded black ash 'pack basket,'
which we have not had in quite a few years.
arrivals expected will include work
from Earl Plummer (Navajo), Michael Garcia (Pascua Yaqui) and an
early arrival (perhaps mid-October) of a grand selection of walrus
tusk ivory carvings from Alaska. And it is soon time for the
fall IACA show, so this indeed is an exciting time at The Indian
Craft Shop with new arrivals throughout the fall season.
MEET ARTIE AND GLORIA YELLOWHORSE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
Gloria Yellowhorse (Navajo) will visit the Shop with their collection
of jewelry on Friday October 12. We will be making our selection for
the shop and invite you to come in and meet Artie and Gloria and see
their full selection of jewelry. They will be in the Shop from
11:00am - 4:00pm. Their visits are always fun and they truly enjoy
meeting you - it's so rewarding for them to see the joy that Artie
Yellowhorse Designs jewelry brings to people, so come on in, wear
your Yellowhorse jewelry and see all of the latest creations! Read
more about the Yellowhorse family here.
2013 CALENDARS AND HOLIDAY CARDS
Yes, the time
does fly by and it is again the time to prepare for the upcoming
holidays and new year! Come in and choose your 2013 wall calendar and
bring the beauty of American Indian art to your office or home with a
new image to enjoy each month of the year. We've received 2013 Wall
Calendars and holiday cards so be sure to check out the selection on
your next visit.
PERSONAL SHOPPING SERVICES AND SHOPPING ONLINE
If you're not
able to visit the Shop, visit our online store to
see our selection of work; OR, you can also call or email and we will
be happy to help you with ideas, work with special requests or email
images and descriptions of items to you. We know schedules are busy
and if you just can't make it in, be sure to ask what we can do to
help bring art into your life!
DON'T FORGET ABOUT OUR LAYAWAY PLANS
We are happy
to develop layaway plans for you, as we know this is a great way to
enable purchases that just might be too much to handle at one time -
give us a call and we will help with a layaway plan that can work for
OPEN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2012
Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month from 10:00am -
4:00pm - our next third Saturday opening will be October 20. We look
forward to seeing you!
Thank you for your continued support of the arts and
we hope to see you soon!
NEWS FROM THE INTERIOR MUSEUM
art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a
"symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The
Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic
murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists
including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart
Curry. Appointments can be made by calling 202.208.4743.
Assistance - For those in need of special
assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or
inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum
staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special
needs will be accommodated whenever possible.
NEWS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR LIBRARY
of the Interior Library offers public tours of the resources,
architecture, and special features of the library. Included in the
tours are descriptions of legal and legislative materials on Deck 4
of the library, including the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code,
U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters. Also included will be a
look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, dating back to 1789, and
the library's rare book collection. This tour will be valuable for
anyone intending to do research at the DOI Library.
To schedule a
tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The DOI Library is located at the C Street entrance in Room
1151 of the Main Interior Building and is open to the public from
7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal
For details on
DOI Library programs, please visit http://library.doi.gov/
Indian Craft Shop
Open on Saturday
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.