Briscoe Western Art Museum to Host Annual Yanaguana Indian Arts Market Oct. 1-2

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Yanaguana Indian Arts Market

Oct. 1 & 2 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Briscoe Museum, Free

The Briscoe Western Art Museum will host its third annual Yanaguana Indian Arts Market—the only one of its kind in Texas—on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016. Over 40 of the most respected Native American artists showcase and sell their handmade works of art including basketry, jewelry, carvings, beadwork, pottery, and more. Storytelling, dancing, musical performances, demonstrations—as well as Native American-inspired food—offer visitors a glimpse into tribal tradition and contemporary Native culture.

​Schedule of Activities
Eagle Point Drumming | McNutt Sculpture Garden | 10:00am
The Pow Wow-style drum circle kicks off both Market days.

Pow Wow Dancing | McNutt Sculpture Garden | 10:30am
United San Antonio Pow Wow, Inc. and Eagle Point Drumming
The intertribal USAPW, Inc. demonstrates and explains common pow wow dance styles: Men’s Fancy Feather, Straight, Traditional, and Grass; and Women’s Jingle, Fancy Shawl, Straight, and Southern Cloth.

Tours | Museum | 11:00am and 3:00pm
Docents highlight works by Native artists on 30 minute tours of the Briscoe Museum.
Contemporary Native Flute | McNutt Sculpture Garden | 12:00pm
Adrian Wall (Jemez Pueblo) |
Award-winning visual artist and accomplished musician, Wall combines contemporary musical influences and cutting-edge audio technology with the ethereal sounds of the Native American flute.

Turquoise 101 | Clingman Education Gallery | 12:30pm
Shane Hendren (Navajo) |
Member of the Indian Arts & Craft Association (IACA)—an organization committed to promoting the integrity of materials—Hendren gives Market-goers an introduction to the turquoise gemstone. The stone is a mainstay in Indian jewelry of the Southwest and has profound meaning for the people of the region. In the raw, it is extremely rare and valuable. However, imitations and altered stones abound. Learn basics about turquoise, its different variations, and what to look (and ask for!) when buying.

Storytelling | McNutt Sculpture Garden | 1:00pm
Tim Tingle (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) |
Author and storyteller, Tingle performs Native American stories for all ages—drawing from a repertory of over 400 tales—with music on his cedar flute and whaleskin drum. In 2012, he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters, an honor reserved for Texas’ most renowned authors. His books will be available for sale throughout the weekend.

Frontera! Revolt and Rebellion on the Río Grande: Screening and Discussion | 2:00 pm
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 was a critical historical event between the Pueblo people and the Spanish Empire, but largely remains unknown. Watch and discuss the animated short documentary about the Revolt with producer, Dr. Aimee Villarreal and Archeologist, Joseph Aguilar (San Ildefonso Pueblo).

Hoop of Life | McNutt Sculpture Garden | 2:30pm
Ty Defoe/Giizhig (Oneida/Ojibwe) |

​Performing artist and educator, Defoe showcases culturally significant dance traditions. Integrating song, movement, storytelling, and audience participation, Defoe demonstrates our interconnectedness.​

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