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HWAIKO

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Trading Post Times

From studying the rock

art of the Anasazi ruins,

Jill Shwaiko was touched

by the big horn sheep

petroglyphs that to her

have a language of their

own. She felt them

speaking to her in an en-

dearing way, and set

about to develop her im-

ages into bronze and oil

pastels. Heads tipped

upward for pride, lower

for perseverance.

They have personalities

much like we do, represent-

ing both our grandeur and

frailty and humor. I believe

we are all grand in our own

ways.

The inclusion of Jill

Shwaiko’s fabulous work

is a major change to River

Trading Post since Jill

will become the first non-

Native American artist to

be featured in our galler-

ies and on our website.

Yet her work stands alone

in expressing the majesty

and awe of the ancient

Native American people.

Jill holds a BFA degree

from the University of

Wisconsin, and an MFA degree from the University of Iowa.

Volume 12, Issue 4

October:December 2015

SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:

21st Annual Native American Harvest

Pow Wow. September 26 & 27.

Naper Settlement, Naperville, Il.

Pueblo Seasonal Dances. Please check

Pueblos for dates and times.

R i v e r T r a d i n g P o s t

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

A Treasure Lost:

American Indian Art

Magazine

Goes Silent

2

Great Gift Ideas for the

Season

3

Buyer Beware when

Buying Directly from an

American Indian Artist

4

A Special Note From a

Special Friend

2

Jill Shwaiko in her studio/

sculpture garden

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