Trading Post Times
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
transparent, and opalescent glass,
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
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
they appear at the annual Heard Museum Indian art
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.