Previous Page  20 / 228 Next Page
Information
Show Menu
Previous Page 20 / 228 Next Page
Page Background

Phone: 866-426-6901

www.rivertradingpost.com

314 N. River Street

East Dundee, IL 60118

C

LIFF

F

RAGUA

I

S

2004 A

RTI ST

O

F

T

HE

Y

EAR

ing served as president of the

Indian Arts and Crafts Associa-

tion, and as the Chair of the

SWAIA Council of Artists

which organizes the annual

Santa Fe Indian Market.

From Jemez Pueblo, Cliff’s

work reflects a deep pride for

his culture. And while his

bronze work is spectacular, his

basic medium is stone.

My connection with the stone

involves spirituality and reverence

for the spirit that dwells within. It

has been on this earth much longer

than man and for this reason the

stone becomes the teacher. It is

simply what my ancestors believe. I

am the mediator between the stone

Sculptor Cliff Fragua has been

named 2004 Artist of the Year

by the prestigious Indian Arts

and Crafts Association.

Since 1974, when Cliff created

his first stone sculpture, he has

created a significant body of

work that resides in permanent

collections throughout the

world.

In April, 2005, his sculpture

Popé

will be installed in the

National Statuary Hall , Wash-

ington D.C. The Old Hall of

the House was the meeting

place of the U.S. House of Rep-

resentative for nearly 50 years.

Fragua is very active in the

Native Artist community, hav-

and the tools; the

stone and the

viewer. I visualize

what the stone

wants to become

and I strive to help

it blossom.”

Cliff Fragua has

been associated with River

Trading Post since our very

beginning. His work can be

seen in our three galleries and

on our website.

Arts of Native America

The Pueblo Potter

by Cliff Fragua

Centerpiece at River Trading

Post, Dundee, Il.

Cliff Fragua