River Trading Post, Scottsdale,
will host its fourth annual
of Native America Show and Sale
beginning Thursday, March 1.
The annual event draws guests
from round the country where
they have the opportunity to
meet today’s top Native Ameri-
can artists, including Cliff Fra-
gua, Amelia Joe-Chandler,
Nona Naha, Noreen Simplicio
and many others.
The Thursday evening event
will feature great food, live
entertainment and plenty of
great conversation with the
If your plans take you to the
Heard Indian Market, be sure
to drop by River Trading Post
from Thursday evening through
Saturday to enjoy the art and
Trading Post Times
Cliff Fragua, perhaps today’s
most important contemporary
Native American sculptor, will
once again make River Trading
Post his home from January 10
through April 10.
During his residency, the Jemez
Pueblo sculptor, will again
transform the “back forty” of
our Scottsdale gallery into a
fully functioning version of his
Singing Stone Studio.
Visitors will have the opportu-
nity to see how a massive piece
of alabaster or marble is trans-
formed into a classic Cliff Fra-
Cliff Fragua has created a sig-
nificant body of work since he
created his first stone sculpture
in 1974. He has learned the
secret of the stone through his
cultural and ancestral teach-
ings, and he has chosen stone
as his medium of expression
because it is a combination of
the basic elements of the earth.
“The stone speaks to me by its color
and sound. I look at the color and
the characteristics of the stone, then
I tap it to listen for a ringing sound.
If it rings, then the stone is solid. I
interpret the ringing as singing,
hence the name of my studio.”
Singing Stone Studio
Cliff has been included in major
invitational exhibitions and
one-man shows in leading mu-
seums and galleries, and has
earned the highest honors and
awards for his magnificent
is on permanent display in our
U.S. Capitol Building.
Cliff Fragua at unveiling Of
US Capitol Building, Washingon D.C.
Volume 4, Issue 1
SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:
Cliff Fragua, Artist In Residence at River
Trading Post Scottsdale. January 10—
April 10, 2007.
River Trading Post Arts of Native Amer-
ica Show and Sale. Artists Reception
Thursday, March 1. 6pm—9pm. Show
through Sunday, March 3.
Heard Museum Indian Market. Satur-
day, March 3 and Sunday, March 4.
St. Joseph’s Feast Day.
Monday, March 19
R i v e r T r a d i n g P o s t
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Artist of the Year
Grey Wolf Keeps
Favorite Places: Pecos
Indian Beadwork A