This is a two-day, carpool trip limited to 28 individuals.
Hopi arts go far beyond being decorative objects, to form an integral part of the culture, where everything in each piece—be it color, shape, material or design--has meaning, and sets a prayerful intention into each hand-crafted object.
Join our hostess, Hopi sculptor Evelyn Fredricks, for this unique two-day introduction to and visit with at least five other award-winning, gifted and culturally-significant artists. We will learn about the techniques, the symbolism, and the effort which becomes a work of beauty and practicality.
We will witness and/or understand about the traditional arts of basket making, silver jewelry work, katsina carving, pottery creation, garment weaving and sculpture.
There will be opportunities to speak with the artists, buy directly from them, commission special pieces, and immerse yourself in the concepts and culture which are uniquely Hopi. Photographs are allowed with permission of the artist. By purchasing these items, you are not only surrounding yourself with meaningful reminders to live a balanced life, but continuing to keep the Hopi arts and culture alive!
Wednesday, we will meet in front of the Hopi restaurant on Second Mesa at 12 Noon. We will leave PROMPTLY at 12:30 PM to see the artists. We will finish the day at @ 4:30 PM.
Thursday, we will meet in front of the Hopi restaurant on Second Mesa at 8 AM. We will leave PROMPTLY at 8:30 AM to see the artists. We will finish the day at @ 1:30 PM.
We strongly suggest staying in a local motel the night before both events.
Here are three recommendations:
Motel at the Hopi Cultural Center, on Second Mesa. A discount is available if you mention you are with a VVAC Group.
Moenkopi Legacy Inn situated at the western gateway to Hopi adjacent to the community of Tuba City.
La Posada Hotel in Winslow.