Erik Fender’s San Ildefonso Pottery

January 9, 2017 Erik Fender is a fourth or fifth or sixth generation potter—he’s not sure precisely how far back the tradition goes: “As far as I know all my great-great-great-great-great-grandmas were potters,” he says, “Down to one of my uncles who was a potter, and my mother who’s a

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Robin Teller’s Isleta Pottery

January 2, 2017 Although Robin Teller tends to shy away from talking about herself or promoting her own work, it’s worth celebrating the beautiful pottery she creates. Teller began sculpting in 1988 and over nearly thirty years of work has become known for her iconic storytellers, nativity groupings, and polychrome

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Meet the Artists Behind the Cups

December 12, 2016 Across the street from the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, a Pueblo-owned Starbucks stands out for its unique Southwestern-style architecture. Details in the interior design honor its connection to Pueblo culture, including a horno-style fireplace and oversized photographs showing Pueblo landscapes.This Starbucks is also home to five beautiful handcrafted works

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George Toya: A Pueblo Prayer

October 31, 2016 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and from the opening of our first permanent exhibit in April to our Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration in October, we’ve been celebrating Pueblo culture all year long. Throughout, we appreciated the support of our wider community,

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Walk Through the Pueblo Story

October 10, 2016 Here at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center we’re happy to share new footage showcasing our museum’s first permanent exhibit, “We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story.” We celebrated its grand opening on April 1 as part of our 40th anniversary year, and in the six months

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Indigenous Peoples Day at the IPCC

September 26, 2016 In 1934, the U.S. government established a new federal holiday by designating the second Tuesday of October “Columbus Day.” For some it served to recognize a significant moment in world history; for many it gave undue glory to a foreign invader who repaid the Native population’s initial

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A Brief History of Pueblo Catholicism

August 15, 2016 Timeless Pueblo Traditions Pueblo civilization has thrived in the region that’s now New Mexico for thousands of years, and in that time we’ve governed our towns and farmland, refined beautiful artforms, and developed a deeply spiritual worldview and way of life. From daily routines to seasonal traditions,

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Pat Pruitt: The Art of Light at 1,064 Nanometers

August 1, 2016 Native artist Pat Pruitt (Laguna Pueblo, Chiricahua Apache) started making jewelry over twenty years ago under the tutelage of a local silversmith here in New Mexico. Over the years he melded traditional stamp-and-hammer techniques with new skills as a student of mechanical engineering and a professional machinist.

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