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A

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The ageless traditions of the Navajo people long have been expressed through designs on world famed textiles and in other art forms.

As time passes, the ways in which those traditional images are expressed

expand and grow. Artist Carol Lujan chooses a relatively new medium

for Native American artists as her means to preserve those traditions in a

powerful and colorful way: glass.

Each handmade fused glass plaque is

totally unique. Carol uses

iridized,

transparent, and opalescent glass,

to

create her work. Her weaving images

seem to ripple as the light plays off of

them—similar to the way the breeze

would catch a traditional Navajo rug.

While Carol, better known as Dr.

Lujan, is a professor emerita in Indian

Studies at Arizona State University, she never forgets her Navajo heritage. She received her PhD in

Sociology from the University of New Mexico, and is a founding member of the American Indian

studies program at ASU. She comes from a long line of weavers from the Big Water clan of the

Navajo Nation.

Carol’s work can be seen at River Trading Post, Scottsdale as well as on our website.

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It all began over 10 years ago with the heart throbbing beat of Hopi Drums, the

appetizing fragrance of freshly prepared Navajo fry bread and the chance to meet, and to

buy from, the very top artists

before

they appear at the annual Heard Museum Indian art

market.

Today, the Native American ArtWalk has become the very largest and most popular of

the famed Thursday evening Scottsdale ArtWalks, and

River Trading Post

is the center

of attraction during the event.

MSN Travel/UK says,

“This is one of the 10 best walks in the world for a cultural fix.”.

The River Trading Post event begins

with the artist’s reception on Thursday, March 3,

2016. Visitors will enjoy the traditional Hopi drummers, Navajo fry bread and the op-

portunity to meet and chat with leading American Indian Artists. The show continues

on Friday, before many of the artists depart for the Heard Market. Those artists not

showing at the Heard will be with us through the weekend, so stop by and say hello!

You never know who you will meet!

Hopi singers attract crowds of

people during the annual Native

American Art Walk at River Trading

Post in Scottsdale.