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River Trading Post, Scottsdale,

will host its fourth annual

Arts

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

artists.

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

the artists.

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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

famed

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-

gua masterpiece.

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

work, including

Po’Pay

which

is on permanent display in our

U.S. Capitol Building.

Cliff Fragua at unveiling Of

Po’Pay

at the

US Capitol Building, Washingon D.C.

Volume 4, Issue 1

January:March 2007

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.

Phoenix, AZ.

St. Joseph’s Feast Day.

Monday, March 19

Laguna Pueblo

Laguna, NM

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

INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Amelia Joe-Chandler

Artist of the Year

2

Grey Wolf Keeps

Tradition Alive

2

Favorite Places: Pecos

Pueblo

3

Indian Beadwork A

Collectors Treasure

3

Inside Story

4