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Buckaroo Bash, Navajo Rug Auction and Botanical Architecture Workshop | October at the Eiteljorg

by User Not Found | Oct 02, 2013

Here's a look at what we're doing this month at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale
Through Oct. 6
See paintings, drawings and sculptures from 50 of the world’s most celebrated Western artists. Many of the pieces on exhibit are still for sale at the Eiteljorg. A portion of Quest proceeds helps the Eiteljorg build its world-class collection. 

Craig Tennant, Staying Close, 2013
Oil on linen, 14X20 inches
$7,500
Still for sale during Quest for the West

Storytelling
Saturdays
OCT. 5, 12, 19, 26
1 p.m.
Meet Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe) and hear about Native American cultures through stories and songs, accompanied by flute, drum and rattle.

Navajo Rug Auction
Saturday
OCT. 5
Members only preview 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Public viewing 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Auction - 11:30 a.m.

Browse and bid on more than 200 vintage and contemporary weavings during this year’s auction, presented by R.B. Burnham & Co. Prices ranges from $100 to $10,000.

 
Inuit Art Trunk Show
Saturday
OCT. 12 and 13

Members shop 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
General public shops 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Get your questions answered about Inuit art by the owners of Iqaluit Fine Arts Studio. Located in the capital of Nunavut Territory in Canada, this gallery has a wide selection of Inuit paintings, tapestries, sculptures and jewelry. For one day only, the owners of this incredible gallery will sell their artwork at the Eiteljorg. Prices range from $50 to $20,000.

Botanical Architecture Workshop
Saturday
OCT. 12

9 a.m. – Noon
Price: $15 for non-members and $10 for members – includes discounted admission to the museum
 Bring your imagination to this Eiteljorg workshop and create your very own replica building to take home. Bits of natural materials, such as pods, tendrils, twigs, nuts, and moss will be used. Fee includes materials and instruction; pre-register and pre-pay by calling (317) 275-1310 by Oct. 4. Workshop is designed for adults but suitable for ages 12 and older. Participants will be using a hot glue gun and cutting tools.

Artist in Residence: Norris Chee (Dineh)
Saturdays
OCT. 19 & 26
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  
Meet award-winning painter Norris Chee (Dineh) and watch as he demonstrates his art-making techniques.

Buckaroo Bash: Carats, Corsets & Cowboys
Friday
OCT. 25
Start preparing your finest jewels and corseted saloon wear for a night of daring elegance! The museum’s annual fundraising event for Eiteljorg education programming returns to the museum for its 16th year. Attendees will be entertained by the Endless Summer Band, and enjoy innovative and delicious food from Harrison College’s Chef’s Academy pastry students and Kahn’s Catering. Plus, attendees will get to participate in both live and silent auctions, a wine pull and the chance to purchase raffle tickets for a piece of fine jewelry from G. Thrapp Jewelers. Tickets can be purchased online www.Eiteljorg.org.

Day of the Dead
Saturday
OCT. 26
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Mexican holiday of Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a time to remember and honor deceased loved ones. Experience Día de Muertos at the Eiteljorg. See traditional papel picado, the cut paper decorations hung for Hispanic celebrations and get ideas for your own memorial by seeing the elements on the museum’s community ofrenda (offering place). Watch performances by Anderson Ballet Folklorico and Comparsa Tlahuicas. Meet artists in residence, Beatriz Schlebecker and Richard Gabriel Jr., and create your own papel picado and tin ornament to take home.

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