FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Navajo Weavers Today: A talk by Ann Lane Hedlund
At the Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City, New Mexico
Thursday, November 14, 2013, 10:00am
The Silver City Public Library is pleased to host a free presentation on weaving, in celebration of the 2013 Silver City Fiber Arts Festival. Our speaker will be Ann Lane Hedlund, former director of the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies at Arizona State Museum and former museum curator and anthropology professor at the University of Arizona. Ann has written Gloria F. Ross and Modern Tapestry (Yale, 2010), Navajo Weaving in the Late Twentieth Century (UA Press, 2004, Arizona Highways Award for Non-Fiction), and Reflections of the Weaver’s World (Denver Art Museum, 1992). She was also editor/compiler of Joe Ben Wheat’s prize-winning Blanket Weaving in the Southwest (UA Press, 2003).
Ann describes her presentation:
“I’ll discuss the growing recognition of Navajo weaving as an art form by collectors, curators and the weavers themselves. Based on long-term field research since the ’70s, I’ll describe weaving’s transition from craft to art, from household decor to museum display, and from curio to investment. Recent trends on and off the Navajo Nation are illustrated with my photos of people, places and artwork.”
Lillian Galloway at the Silver City Library.