Cultural Demonstration Program at Petrified Forest Summer 2011
Contact: Todd Hisaichi, 928-524-6228 x273
Petrified Forest, AZ—This summer, Petrified Forest National Park is hosting a series of Cultural Demonstrators each Saturday, 9 am-5 pm, at the Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark. This program provides the opportunity for regional people to share their history and traditional arts and crafts in the dynamic setting of Petrified Forest. The demonstrators for the rest of summer 2011 include:
July 2 Eileen Yatsattie—Zuni Potter
July 9 Jimmy Yawakia—Zuni Fetish Carver
July 16 Alice Hawthorne—Navajo Jewelry Artist and Weaver
July 23 Otto Lucio—Zuni Silversmith
July 30 Lucinda “Dusty” Nastacio—Zuni Beadworker
August 6 Lucinda "Dusty" Nastacio—Zuni Beadworker
Alex Laweka—Zuni Fetish Carver
August 13 Stephanie Lomatewama—Hopi Basket Weaver
Horace Kayquoptewa—Hopi Katcina doll Carver
August 20 Sheldon and Nancy Westika—Zuni Silversmiths
August 27 Todd Westika—Zuni Fetish Carver
September 3 TBAFor information call (928) 524-6228, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST); or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park Superintendent.
Did You Know?
Petrified wood was so abundant when the ancestral Puebloan people were living in the area that they used it not only for stone tools but also as building material, such as the "brick" used in Agate House at Petrified Forest National Park.