The free pop-up shop will be set within the verdant garden of the Lummis Home featuring the work of over 20 Native American artists with work ranging from the traditional to contemporary styles. The artists, from sculptors to photographers to jewelers, will be present to share (and sell) their work and talk with visitors. See below for a list of participating artists who are coming to Highland Park from all over Southern California.
This pop-up shop is produced by the national nonprofit organization IFAM (Indigenous Fine Art Movement) as part of the MOTA Day activities at the historic Lummis Home, which is owned and operated by the Los Angeles Recreation and Parks Department.
“IFAM is excited to bring a ‘pop-up’ version of our flagship Santa Fe indigenous arts marketplace to Los Angeles and specifically the Lummis home. It’s so fitting to host this group of traditional and contemporary artists on the grounds of Charles Fletcher Lummis’ home. Lummis’ legacy of being a national advocate for the people and cultures of our nation’s Indigenous People is still compelling today,“ said John Torrez Nez, President, IFAM. “We are delighted to work with the Los Angeles arts and culture community, especially with the presenting sponsorship of the Friends of the Southwest Museum, who see the value of bringing a traditional and contemporary indigenous art market to the Arroyo region.”
Friends of the Southwest Museum will be present at the event to educate people about Lummis’ role in creating the first museum in Los Angeles, the Southwest Museum, which is also open and part of the MOTA Day fun! The Friends of the Southwest Museum are launching a campaign so that funds can be raised to make it possible to have a program for LA’s school children to visit the Museum one day a week, taking advantage of the Metro, increasing knowledge and awareness of the Southwest Museum that will teach and inspire our kids.
In addition to the arts marketplace, visitors will also enjoy self-guided tours of the Lummis Home and Gardens and children’s activities to round out the day of free fun during MOTA Day. El Alisal, or The Lummis home, is located at 200 E. Avenue 43 in Highland Park, Los Angeles, CA.
IFAM Pop-up Shop @ MOTA Day – May 15, 2016
List of Participating Artists (Partial)
- Ricardo Cate – Cartoonist/Painter (Santo Domingo Pueblo)
- Ronald Chee – Painter (Navajo)
- Peggy Fontenot – Photography (Potawatomi / Cherokee)
- Nadiya Littlewarrior – Gourd Art (Potawatomi)
- Jaque Nunez – Basket Weaver/Story Teller (Acjachemen)
- John Nez – Flint Knapper/jeweler (Navajo)
- Harold Freeland – Painter (Navajo)
- Ki’ Yaa’ ‘aanii – Jeweler (Navajo)
- Julia Bogany – (Gabrielino/Tongva)
- Votan – painter (Mayan)
- Ann Hamilton – Basket Weaver (Cahuilla)
- Tiffany Adams – Shell Jewelry (Chemehuevi)
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