Friday, September 30, 2022
47° Clear
in Window Rock

Select Page

Steamboat Artisan Project hosts workshop

Steamboat Artisan Project hosts workshop
Sculptor Perry Gorman places a piece of stone on the sidewalk to show spectators  what it takes to cut the edges off during the Steamboat Canyon Arts Workshop  last week. (Times photo – Shondiin Silversmith)

Sculptor Perry Gorman places a piece of stone on the sidewalk to show spectators
what it takes to cut the edges off during the Steamboat Canyon Arts Workshop
last week. (Times photo – Shondiin Silversmith)

STEAMBOAT, Ariz.

Rather than reading a book to learn about art, several community members came out to the Steamboat Chapter House last week to listen to
various art lectures from local artists.

Actor Ray Tracey talks to several participants during the Steamboat Canyon Arts  Workshop about the techniques of film acting. (Times photo – Shondiin  Silversmith)

Actor Ray Tracey talks to several participants during the Steamboat Canyon Arts
Workshop about the techniques of film acting. (Times photo – Shondiin
Silversmith)

Several local artists talked to over 30 people about weaving, sewing, silversmithing, acting, music, drawing, painting and sculpting during the first Steamboat Canyon Arts Workshop.

The Steamboat Artisan Project presented the workshop, and director Ed Shorty said it was a great turnout for their first festival.

“I didn’t expect this many people to come out,” Shorty said, but he was happy the community came out to listen the artists and possibly learn something new.

Local artists Emerson Gorman, Perry Gorman, Ray Tracey, Peter Lee Yazzie, Bonnie Woodie, Shawn Manuelito and Midge Aragon came out to present at the Steamboat Chapter House on July 24.

“I didn’t know we had so many artists here,” said Rosealita Begay-Thompson from Steamboat, Ariz., who attended the workshops last week.

Begay-Thompson said it was fascinating because she got to see the artist explain their work and share experiences.

“You got to speak with the artists one-on-one,” she added, saying that that allows participants to feel more comfortable.


 To read the full article, pick up your copy of the Navajo Times at your nearest newsstand Thursday mornings!

Are you a digital subscriber? Read the most recent three weeks of stories by logging in to your online account.

  Find newsstand locations at this link.

Or, subscribe via mail or online here.




About The Author

ADVERTISEMENT

Weather & Roads

Window Rock Weather

47°
Clear
61% humidity
wind: 6mph WSW
H 80 • L 43

More weather »


ADVERTISEMENT