Navajo and Hopi Art in Arizona: Continuing Traditions

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Overview
Arizona's Navajo and Hopi cultures span multiple generations, and their descendants continue to honor customs from thousands of years ago. Contemporary artists like Hopi katsina doll carver Manuel Chavarria and Navajo weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas use traditional crafts and techniques to preserve the stories of their ancestors. Meanwhile, emerging mixed-media artists like Melanie Yazzie expand the boundaries of tradition by combining Navajo influences with contemporary culture and styles. Local author Rory Schmitt presents the region's outstanding native artists and their work, studios and inspirations.
Details
ISBN: 9781467117890
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Arizona
Images: 111
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Rory O'Neill Schmitt, PhD, MPS, ATR-BC, is a writer, art therapist, professor and photographer. She serves as a faculty member of the University College at ASU. While a doctoral student, she worked in the curatorial and education departments at the ASU Art Museum. Since then, she has worked at museums and galleries in New York and California, while exhibiting her own fine art photography. As a board-certified art therapist, she has also worked with youths and adults in rehabilitation programs.