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Art Workshops, Navajo Rugs, Buckaroo Bash and a Halloween Event Just for Adults

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Art Workshops, Navajo Rugs, Buckaroo Bash and a Halloween Event Just for Adults
October gives visitors plenty of chances to learn, play and party at the Eiteljorg!


October Calendar of Events

Oct. 4
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Meet Artist-in-Residence Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida of Wisconsin)
Dawn specializes in transparent watercolors. In addition to her paintings, she creates linoleum and wood-block prints that are then completed with watercolor. Visitors can learn about Dawn’s culture and watch as she demonstrates her techniques.

Oct 4
Navajo Rug Auction

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., preview
11:30 a.m., auction begins
Navajo rugs in traditional and contemporary designs from the R.B. Burnham & Co. Trading Post in Arizona will be auctioned. Prices range from less than $100 to $10,000.

Oct. 5

Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale closes at 5 p.m.

Oct 11, 18 and 25

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Meet Artist-in-Residence DG House (Cherokee of NE Alabama)
Contemporary Native American artist, DG House, will share her art and culture. Guests may also watch her demonstrate her mixed media and painting techniques.

Oct. 18
10 a.m. – Noon
Ledger Art Workshop

Join artist-in-residence, DG House, for this one-of-a-kind workshop and learn about the history of ledger art explained through the story of the Battle of Little Bighorn. With DG’s guidance, participants will create their own personal ledger art to take home. Materials Fee: Non-Members $12. To pre-register by Oct.11, call 317.275.1370.

Oct. 18
7 p.m.
Leather and Lace |The 17th Annual
Buckaroo Bash
The Buckaroo Bash is one of the Eiteljorg’s biggest fundraisers. Proceeds from the event purchase art supplies for visiting students and support education programs such as artists in residence, gallery interpreters, and Eiteljorg Museum to the Classrooms: Stories of Diversity. RSVP by Oct. 10. by calling 317.275.1333. Price: $200

Oct. 25

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos (photo attached)
This year NOPAL (an Indianapolis Latino arts and culture organization), is partnering with the Eiteljorg to provide an upbeat experience during the Day of the Dead celebration. The event will include festive and thoughtful ofrendas (altars that honor deceased loved ones); art created by local artists; a mercado; and a Katrina fashion show. Entertainment will be provided by NOPAL Musicians and Anderson Ballet Folklorico. Guests may visit with New Mexican tin artist Richard Gabriel, Jr., and local contemporary papel picado artist Beatriz Schlebecker. Guests will get to create their own papel picado and tin ornament to take home.

Oct. 31
8 p.m. – Midnight

Freiteljorg with the ICO and DJ Kyle Long (an adult Halloween party)
Celebrate the opening of New Art 2.0 by partying until the witching hour in your most haunting attire. Enjoy grown-up trick-or-treating, while grooving to an unforgettable live mash-up of modern DJ experimental sounds featuring DJ Kyle Long and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Costumes mimicking Native Americans or people of other races will not be tolerated. Price: $20 for non Agave members, $30 at the door.

Nov 1

New Art 2.0 opens
Dates: Nov. 1 –Jan. 4, 2015
New Art 2.0 is an exhibition of prints by contemporary Native and Western artists, many of them Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellows. It is a blend of landscape, political and environmental statements as well as portraiture. Eighty limited-edition prints will be on exhibit. Prices range from $500 - $4,000.

About the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. This year, the Eiteljorg celebrates 25 years of telling amazing stories. The museum’s 25thanniversary is presented by Oxford Financial Group, LTD. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317.636.WEST (9378) or visit

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