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FEBRUARY 2004

Indian Artists of America Show Horses, Shopping, Lots of Fun sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine in conjunction with the Arizona Indian Arts Alliance (AIAA). Quannie, a contemporary Hopi artist and sculptor who descends from a long line of family artists, will join other top American Indian talents at the special show. Other event highlights include a daily fashion show with noted American Indian designers on hand to consult with guests and featuring some of the most striking models in the Southwest. Master Weavers from the Navajo Adopt-ANative-Elder Program will be demonstrating their craft. On Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm, the public can enjoy free appraisals and evaluations of American Indian art, jewelry and collectibles... a la Antiques Roadshow. Visitors will also be treated to daily presentations by HawkQuest, a Coloradobased non-profit organization that provides popular, audience-interactive programs showcasing eagles, falcons and hawks at close range. First-time artist participants at this year’s show include designer Dorothy Grant, (Haida), from Vancouver, BC, Canada, known for her wearable “objects d’art” and young internationallyacclaimed sculptor Joe Cajero, Jr., (Jemez Pueblo) of Placitas, New Mexico. Visitors can also meet Nathaniel Funmaker, (HoChunk [Winnebago]) of Mancos, Colo., the nation’s only Native American Master Hatter. Gates are open from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday Feb. 14 and Sunday Feb. 15. Tickets are $8 (kids under 12 are free). Advance tickets are available through the Scottsdale Center for the Arts box office at 480-994-ARTS. For event info, contact the AIAA toll-free at 1-866-3982226 or visit www.indianartistsofamerica.com. Pick up your copy of Az Tourist News at many Village Inn Restaurants statewide.

49th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Beautiful horses, exciting competition, dynamic speakers, interesting demonstrations... and two heated big-top tents housing hundreds of vendors... the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo has something for everyone. This 49th annual event takes place on Feb 13-22 at WestWorld in North Scottsdale. Each year over 2,000 of the world’s finest Arabian horses come here to compete in hundreds of events. The Arabian breed is known for its elegant beauty, versatility, athleticism and endurance. If you can imagine a horse doing it, you can see the best in the world competing in it during the 2004 show. Enjoy a walk through the stall areas, bring the children - they will love the chance to pet the horses, watch interesting competitions such as Driving, Native Costume, Side Saddle, Working Cow Horse and Jumper. The Scottsdale Police

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More than 100 artists will appear at the 8th annual Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show on Feb. 14 and 15, 2004 - by invitation only - based on their history as major award winners and current trend setters. Artistic styles range from the traditional to the avant-garde, and span media from modern painting to sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fashion and more. The show is produced by the nonprofit Arizona Indian Arts Alliance, Inc. (AIAA) and proceeds benefit educational and Native artist assistance programs. The two-day event is held on the lush grounds of the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and is presented by Casino Arizona. Activities celebrate the foods, music, fashions, cultures and unique artistic mastery of indigenous North American peoples. The event culminates in a live auction to benefit the AIAA’s educational programs. The 8th annual Scottsdale Indian Artists of America Show has selected Kevin Horace Quannie as its 2004 Featured Artist, an honor that is

Mounted Unit provides demonstrations on how they interact with criminals, crowd control and arrest procedures. There is also a vast selection of foods and sweets for every palate. The shoppers among you will revel in the more than 300 commercial exhibitors. Artisans from across the continent offer bronze sculptures, watercolors, oils and prints and stunning jewelry. Apparel for every taste and budget is available, as is a unique assortment of household and gift products. Collectors will delight in the horse-themed memorabilia. It’s truly a shopper’s paradise. Show hours are 8am-5pm daily plus 69pm Friday and Saturday. General admission is $10, senior citizens are $7, children 12 & under are free. For more information call 480-515-1500 or visit www.scottsdaleshow.com. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 480-784-4444.

A Guide to Quench Your Quest “Culture Quest Scottsdale”

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Elite Artists Gather for 8th Year in Scottsdale

by Halsy-Taylor

With more than 125 galleries and museums, an extensive downtown shopping and arts district, and an outstanding collection of performing arts venues, it’s no wonder Scottsdale is renowned as an arts mecca. But with so much to see and do, where do you begin? Answer: let “Culture Quest Scottsdale” be

MAR 6 SCOTTSDALE Exclusively Little McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park This special day is just for children 6 and under. Child-sized games, arts & crafts, clown face-painting, and entertainment. 11a-2p. Free adm. 480-312-2312

your guide. It’s quarterly, it’s pocket-size, and ... it’s free! Culture Quest Scottsdale contains a map that includes trolley stops; a list of performance events, art exhibits, and workshops; a comprehensive roster of more than 100 galleries; and a complete “Native Trails” festival schedule. These free lunchtime performances, which feature Native American music and dance by tribes from across Arizona, are held out of doors at the Scottsdale Civic Center most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from January-April and again in the autumn from noon to 1:30 pm. To receive a copy of the guide, call 800-805-0471, or view it online at www.CultureQuestScottsdale.com

49th Annual

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo WestWorld, Scottsdale, 16601 North Pima Road

February 13-22, 2004 Come see over 250 Commercial Exhibitors! Browse the work of many talented artisans from around the globe,shop for that unique gift or collectors item and take time to enjoy a wide variety of food.

For more information please call 480-515-1500.

CALL TICKETMASTER FOR TICKETS:

C’mon. Take a train ride.

Phoenix: 480-784-4444 Tucson: 520-321-1000

MCCORMICK-STILLMAN RAILROAD PARK 7301 E. Indian Bend Road (480) 312-2312 www.therailroadpark.com

This show will benefit the following charities: Cox Charities, Make-A-Wish Foundation®, March of Dimes, and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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