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25th Indian Market a chance to celebrate the legacy of Native American artists

Volunteers recognized for valuable contributions and service The annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner celebrated amazing individuals who donate many hours of service to the museum to improve the visitor experience for patrons. Hundreds attended the event April 27 and enjoyed a delicious meal by Kahn’s Catering followed by a captivating performance by the Indianapolis Women’s Chorus. In 2016, the Eiteljorg had 354 volunteers who donated 14,508 hours. For the third year in a row, Sharon Mills was recognized for donating the most hours, 468. Jen Anker donated an impressive 286 hours. For the second year, the top museum intern was Vickie Stone with 422 hours donated, followed by Alysha Zemanek with 412 hours.

Eiteljorg Museum Members Magazine Those who donate time were honored at the Volunteer Recognition Dinner. First row, volunteers from left to right: Jen Anker, Alysha Zemanek, intern, and Sharon Mills. Second row: Deborah Kish, Eiteljorg volunteer services manager.

Mary Phillips honored at ROSE Awards One of the Eiteljorg’s dedicated security officers, Mary Phillips, was recognized as a Visit Indy 2017 ROSE Award nominee. The mission of the ROSE Award is to recognize non-managerial hospitality employees who display excellent service and who positively influence visitors’ experiences in Indianapolis. Mary exemplifies those characteristics; she has been a member of the museum’s security team for nearly 15 years and prides herself on serving visitors. Mary Phillips was one of the honorees recognized at the ROSE Awards banquet March 9 and was personally thanked by Indianapolis Mayor Joseph Hogsett.

Indian Market & Festival Preview Party June 23 You can be one of the first to shop for Native American art at the 25th annual Indian Market and Festival during the Indian Market Preview Party Friday evening, June 23. Native American artists travel from all over the U.S. and Canada to the Eiteljorg Museum for the opportunity to show their art and cultivate new collectors. Tickets to the preview party are $50 for museum members and $60 for non-members. To reserve your spot today, contact Hannah Wishart at 317.275.1316 or hwishart@eiteljorg.com.

On the cover: Piyaaassskomon: “Gaize”, 2017 Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy) Master Basket Maker 2017 Indian Market and Festival signature artist

Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall welcomes visitors to the Indian Market Preview Party in 2016.

Also pictured on the cover: Left, second from left, and right: Scenes from the 2016 Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival. Second from right: Musician Arvel Bird. Lower front: Hoop dancer Tony Duncan.

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President and CEO John Vanausdall Vice President for Advancement Nataly Lowder Membership Manager Sheila Jackson Director of Marketing and Communications Bert Beiswanger Design Honeymoon Image & Design Contributors Bryan Corbin, Editor Kay Hinds Dr. Scott Shoemaker Bert Beiswanger Hyacinth Rucker Alisa Nordholt-Dean Contributing Photographers Indian Market images courtesy of Hadley Fruits Photography Arvel Bird images courtesy of Puspa Lohmeyer and Michael Pawluk Tony Duncan images courtesy of Tony Duncan Productions Eiteljorg Museum staff We welcome your feedback Comments or questions about Storyteller magazine: Call: 317. 275.1315 Email: bcorbin@eiteljorg.com

Museum information Eiteljorg Museum 500 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204 www.eiteljorg.org (317) 636-9378

Friends, One of the most loved events each year that best represents the museum’s mission to present the diversity of Native American cultures is the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival. This year marks the 25th annual Indian Market, a significant milestone for an event that has become a fixture in the cultural arts landscape not only for Indianapolis, but also for Native events nationally. Native American artists enliven our market each year along with music, dance and demonstrations. It’s always rewarding to see thousands of visitors, from longtime collectors to exploring families, wandering through the tents and perusing the booths, striking up conversations with artists. They learn not only about the art but the vibrant cultures that inspire it, all while enjoying great music and food. What better way to demonstrate that Native Americans are part of living cultures, both traditional and contemporary, than by hosting a friendly and fun gathering where they and visitors can mingle and share stories? We are thrilled at how Indian Market has developed over the years. Those who attended the first Indian Market will remember it was a slightly hodgepodge combination of an art market with Westernthemed activities held on the parking lot where the Indiana State Museum now stands. The hybrid format didn’t last beyond that first year, but the celebratory spirit has endured. Indian Market now is considered by artists as one of the top three Native American art markets

in the U.S. Longtime artists tell us they have forged relationships with local collectors who seek them out each year specifically to purchase their work and ask about their families. Our Preview Party on Friday night June 23 gives a more relaxed opportunity for visitors to mingle with artists and shop before the hubbub of the weekend begins. Much of the lasting impact of Indian Market is due to our late friend, Mrs. Robert S. (Margot) Eccles, an Eiteljorg board member and longtime Indian Market chairperson. Mrs. Eccles was a force of nature who brought passion, vision and generosity by starting an endowment for Indian Market. To recognize the more than 800 artists who have participated in Indian Market over the years, we are proud to present a special exhibit, Indian Market and Festival: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years, featuring works collected at past markets. Look for it in the Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery. You will be impressed by the beauty, creativity, technique and whimsy imbued by the pieces. Last year we moved Indian Market from Military Park back to the Eiteljorg Museum grounds, and it was one of the best decisions we’ve made. Now visitors can stroll easily between the artists’ tents, food vendors and performers outdoors and the exhibits, café and store inside the museum. More important than air conditioning in the building on a warm day is that there now is a more direct link between Indian Market and the Eiteljorg’s mission to inspire appreciation for the

Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall, left, along with the Indian Market and Festival Task Force co-chairs, from left to right: Cindy Hoye, Pat Anker and John Timothy, Jr., M.D. (Muscogee (Creek) Nation).

Indigenous peoples of North America. We are privileged to share an exhibit of contemporary Native American art, In Their Honor, in the Hurt and Harvey galleries. As the gallery caption states, “This exhibition pays homage to five Eiteljorg Fellows who have passed into the next world, whatever that may be. All five were role models and inspirations for generations of artists . . . . They forged paths and passages into the art world, museums, universities and places previously unknown to Native artists. We celebrate their legacy.” While you are at the museum on Indian Market weekend, don’t miss our ongoing featured exhibit, Dogs: Faithful and True, which since its opening March 4 has been a huge hit with families. We are so thankful to our sponsors, donors, board and task force who have made the 25th annual Indian Market

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and the 24 before it a reality, and to the museum volunteers, staff and vendors who execute all the details. We especially are grateful to the artists who travel from across the U.S. and Canada to show and sell their work here, and to the visitors who have made Indian Market a must-do event in Indianapolis each summer. We all look forward to seeing you June 24-25. Thank you for 25 years of support and participation and for allowing us to be your hosts. John Vanausdall President and CEO Indian Market and Festival Task Force Pat Anker Co-chair Cindy Hoye Co-chair John Timothy Jr., M.D. (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) Co-chair




At Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival, market-goers meet and interact with Native American artists from more than 60 cultures from the U.S. and Canada.



now is considered by artists to be one of the top Native art markets in the nation. Artists are invited to participate through a juried selection and must be members of a federal or state recognized tribe. Judges award ribbons and more than $25,000 in cash prizes to winners, including Best of Show, Purchase Award, the Helen Cox Kersting Award for innovative traditional work and a youth division, which encourages the next generation of artists. For collectors who want to shop before crowds arrive, the Indian Market Preview Party is Friday night June 23. While Indian Market draws serious art collectors who purchase pieces from favorite artists, the market also helps


or the 25th year, the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival will showcase the vibrant art and cultures of Native America. Held on the beautiful Eiteljorg grounds June 24-25, Indian Market is one of the top artistic and cultural celebrations in downtown Indianapolis. Visitors interact with Native American artists and buy their handmade art, see dance and music performances and enjoy demonstrations, storytelling and food. This year’s market will celebrate the event’s enduring appeal. Artists from more than 60 Native American cultures show their jewelry, pottery, beadwork, baskets, paintings and sculpture. For newcomers, Indian Market 2

is a great opportunity to meet artists from across the U.S. and Canada, learn about their cultures and purchase artwork, whether traditional or contemporary. For returning marketgoers, it’s a chance to get reacquainted with favorite artists and see old friends. Music, dance and food Cultural experiences are a big part of Indian Market, whether it’s onstage or in smaller one-on-one interactions. On both days you can chat with more than 130 artists, watch artists’ demonstrations, enjoy the highly anticipated return of musician Arvel Bird and hoop-dancer Tony Duncan, join in art-making activities and savor fry bread.

“Visitors tell us Indian Market and Festival allowed them and their families to experience Native American art for the first time and broaden their cultural horizons. Collectors tell us they love the opportunity to buy Native American art close to home without traveling out West. Our participating artists from across the continent tell us they appreciate our Hoosier hospitality. Indian Market has been embraced by the Indianapolis community and we are so pleased to welcome thousands of market-goers for our 25th year,” Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall said. A market highlight this year is an exhibit inside the

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Hoop dancer Nakota LaRance performing at the 2016 Indian Market and Festival.

museum of award-winning art collected at previous markets. Some of the pieces were Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award winners, some were signature images featured on T-shirts and some were collected by museum founder Harrison Eiteljorg himself in the market’s early years. Since admission to the market gets visitors into the Eiteljorg building (and members are free), marketgoers are encouraged to wander inside and out, meet the artists and explore all the museum has to offer. After a modest start in 1993, Indian Market and Festival

introduce first-time buyers to the world of Native American art. Because the artists are focused on developing longterm relationships with buyers, they generally don’t mind sharing stories about their work and cultures. Old favorites and new Some artists have been to the market multiple years and attend with their families. Joining longtime favorites this year will be more than 30 new artists, including master basket maker Geo Neptune, this year’s signature artist whose corn basket piece, Piyaaassskomon: “Gaize”, will be featured on Indian Market T-shirts, available at the Museum Store. Food is part of the Indian Market experience. Enjoy the

MEMBERS GET IN FREE Eiteljorg Museum members enjoy free admission to the Indian Market and Festival. This includes the artists’ tents, music performances and demonstrations outside and the exhibits inside the museum. To become a member, contact Sheila Jackson, membership manager, at 317.275.1360 or sjackson@eiteljorg.com.

Check your phone for all you need to plan a great day at Indian Market and Festival. Just visit www.piggyback-app.com and download the free Piggyback app, which has the latest mobile information about the Eiteljorg and the schedule of performances on the Eiteljorg stage. popular favorites, Indian tacos, buffalo burgers and dishes inspired by the Miami Nation. And don’t forget to check out the Museum Café. Indian Market and Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Regular admission to Indian Market — which also gets visitors into the museum — is $13 for adults and $11 for seniors; youth 17 and under are free. Adult discount tickets can be ordered in advance by calling 317.636.WEST (9378) or visiting www.eiteljorg.org. Museum members are free. Parking for a fee is available in the White River State Park underground garage.


Performing and demonstrating at Indian Market & Festival: Arvel Bird (Southern Paiute), fiddle and flute player Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa), hoop dancer and flute player Ramona Moore Big Eagle (Tuscarora/ Cherokee), storyteller Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy), Master Basket Maker, 2017 Indian Market & Festival signature artist Dana Warrington (Prairie Band Potawatomi), quillworker Ryan Lee Smith (Cherokee/Choctaw), contemporary painter Mary and Lorenzo Tafoya (Santo Domingo Pueblo), inlay jeweler


Bob and Pat Anker The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation

TahNibaa Naataanii (Navajo), weaver

Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, in honor of the children and families of Christel House For the complete list of sponsors, please see Pages 11-13.

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Never missed a market: Returning artists known for beautiful works

Hoops, flutes, strings and stories will electrify the Indian Market stage By Bryan Corbin, Editor

Shirley Brauker (Little River Band of Odawa)

Shirley Brauker (Little River Band of Odawa) The intricate hand-carved designs of Shirley Brauker’s pottery depict vivid scenes of animals, trees and nature and often tell traditional stories. “A lot of them are so detailed that I actually type up the story and stick it in the pot so (the collector) can retell it,” she said. Her Woodland and Great Lakes style pottery is highly regarded. Two of her pieces are in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. A large wall mosaic and several pottery pieces she created are seen at Disney Corp. in Orlando, Fla. Four of her pieces are in the Eiteljorg collection. Through showing her pottery and art at Indian Market each year, Brauker has befriended collectors in the Indianapolis 4

area. She recalled meeting her first Eiteljorg collectors while attending the first Indian Market Preview Party. One of her most loyal patrons was the late Mrs. Robert S. (Margot) Eccles, an Indianapolis philanthropist who served for years as an Eiteljorg board member and Indian Market chairperson. Eccles had collected several of Brauker’s pieces over the years, including the last one in 2012 shortly before her death; and Eccles sent her assistant to pick it up so it could be with her in her final days. “It’s so great to have this deep connection,” Brauker said of friendships with collectors. Based in Coldwater, Michigan, Brauker has a strong focus on arts education. She received her fine arts degrees, both bachelor’s and master’s, at Central Michigan University, and attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in

Santa Fe, N.M. In 2015 she received an honorary doctoral degree from her alma mater CMU and gave the university’s commencement address. She taught language and art for years at youth camps for Native children in Michigan and has conducted art workshops as far away as Alaska. In 2014, Brauker was one of the Eiteljorg’s Artists in Residence. “Education and teachings are really important to me and I try to pass that on to other Natives for inspiration and hope so they can learn,” she said. Brauker also draws ledger art, and all of her works include a tiny sketch of a moon and bear, a motif that comes from her Native name, “Bear of the Nighttime Sun.” It also inspired the name of her art business, Moon Bear Pottery and Indian Arts. Nelson Garcia (Santo Domingo Pueblo) From his studio in Phoenix, Nelson Garcia creates jewelry known for its clean pristine design and quality of stones. Turquoise, lapis, coral and other gemstones are in his repertoire of silver and gold bracelets, rings, earrings and other jewelry he designs — mostly contemporary, and some traditional. Growing up in the Kewa Pueblo village near Santa Fe, N.M., Garcia learned the silversmithing art from his father, Joe Jay Garcia. “My father was a great teacher, and he taught me a lot,” he said. “While I was learning jewelry, he always said, ‘Make sure it’s done — there’s a word in our language for perfect — before you put it out there on the table, or out there in the market.’” After working for several jewelry shops, Nelson Garcia

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founded his own jewelry business in Phoenix in 1982. He’s sold his jewelry at many art shows, and his pieces have earned numerous awards. Through art shows, he’s met many customers who commissioned him to create jewelry for special occasions. “It’s always great to come back each year,” he said of the Eiteljorg Indian Market. He enjoys talking with customers who visit his table and he shares with them details about his art. “I just explain to them about my jewelry and a little bit about where I came from and what I have seen there in the village growing up,” he said. “That’s what makes the show really great: If you take care of your customers, they take care of you.” Garcia said he tries to create something special to show at Indian Market and enter into the juried art competition. “It’s nice to see all the other artists there — we talk just as friends,” he said of fellow Indian Market artists. “Every artist that comes to the Eiteljorg, they’re all good artists — every one of them.”

ver the years, some remarkable musicians, dancers and storytellers have graced the Indian Market and Festival stage: Robert Mirabal, Indigenous, Brulé, Pamyua, Nakota LaRance and many others. For the 25th Indian Market, two of the most requested acts make encore appearances: fiddle and flute player Arvel Bird, who performs as the “Celtic Indian,” and world champion hoop-dancer and flute player Tony Duncan. They perform multiple sets both days, so check eiteljorg.com for showtimes.

Images on this page courtesy of the artists.


ndian Market and Festival has come a long way from its first year when it hosted fewer than 60 artists. Now it’s one of the top art shows for up-and-coming and established Native American artists. As the market has grown, evolved and inspired new memories, the Eiteljorg has been lucky to have the presence of two constants: Nelson Garcia and Shirley Brauker, talented artists who have been to every Indian Market and are returning for the 25th annual celebration. Market-goers each June look forward with anticipation to seeing them and the beautiful new pieces they create.

Nelson Garcia (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

Arvel Bird (Southern Paiute) and Bearsheart Dancers (Lakota) The potent eclectic mix of music styles flying from the strings of Arvel Bird’s fiddle during his concerts will remind some listeners of epic Hollywood films. “They can expect to see Braveheart meets Last of the Mohicans, at Woodstock,” Bird said of his performance on fiddle and Native American flute. Arvel Bird combines his dual heritage — Southern Paiute and Scottish — by fusing two music traditions into his original compositions. “I sing what would be classified as folk rock tunes, so you’ve got the instrumental element which is sweeping emotional kind of music, blended with songs of my Celtic and Native heritage,” he said. With classical training on violin, Bird was deeply influenced by Appalachian and Creole fiddle, but later he discovered a Native American fiddle style, Métis — named for an Indigenous group that spans Canada and the United States who descend from the intermarriage of European, Cree, Ojibwe and other Indigenous ancestors to form their own distinct culture. In Métis social dancing, fiddle became the central instrument, he said, replacing the drum. “So (onstage) I tell the story of the evolution of Native fiddling, how it started, how it spread, who introduced it to

Arvel Bird (Southern Paiute) Native American Music Awards Artist of the Year

different parts of country.” His series of Animal Totems CDs were suggested by fans who heard his onstage performances of unrecorded songs and urged him to record them. “The stories (the fans) tell me of their experience of my music is what’s rewarding for me; it reaffirms and validates why I’m on the road and why I’m bringing my music to the people and why I have chosen to play my own music instead of being in someone’s band and playing their music,” he said. Bird noted concert fans tell him his fiddle performances inspired them to take up violin lessons or resume playing the instrument after giving it up. “Music is what connects us, I believe, to the natural world, to the unseen world, to our higher selves,” he said.

At this year’s market, Bird will be joined onstage by Bearsheart Dancers, who perform traditional and nontraditional Sioux dance styles and drumming. Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa) Mesmerizing is the only way to describe Tony Duncan’s hoop dancing. Onstage, his high-energy sequences of moves combine multiple spinning hoops to tell stories depicting shapes of animals and parts of nature. Duncan was a featured dancer in pop singer Nelly Furtado’s 2012 music video “Big Hoops,” and he toured with her in Europe and Asia. “The hoop dance is basically storytelling through dance,” Duncan said. “It’s definitely a very fun and energetic dance, but it also has a lot of meaning.” His performances mix hoop dance styles and flute playing. Having recorded several flute albums on Canyon Records, Duncan recently released his new CD, Purify, where he switched from his longtime instrument, the river cane flute

Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa) Native American Music Awards Artist of the Year and World Champion Hoop Dancer

which has high birdlike melodies, to playing bass cedar flute, which has a deep tone “that just resonates right into your soul,” Duncan said. From Mesa, Ariz., Duncan recalled how performing cedar flute at the Grand Canyon inspired the new recording. “I think back to that time when all the visitors were gone and I got to play the flute right at the edge of the Grand Canyon, and looking into the canyon and watching all the hawks soaring in and out, catching the breeze. So while I’m in the studio, I think of those memories that brought me balance.” At this year’s Indian Market, Duncan will teach some basic hoop-dancing moves. “It’s basically a way to celebrate life and to show our appreciation and gratitude for our ancestors and spread that ‘good medicine’ to the people,” he said of his performances.

Visit www.eiteljorg.org for details or call 317.275.1310 to register or purchase event tickets. All events are included with general admission unless otherwise noted. Parking is free when visiting the museum, café or museum store unless otherwise noted.



JUN 10

7:30–10:30 p.m. AGAVE Movie Night on the Canal Join AGAVE, the Eiteljorg’s young professional auxiliary group, for movie night under The Sails featuring the horror film Cujo (rated R), based on the Stephen King novel. Guests may explore the museum’s special exhibit, Dogs: Faithful and True, between 7:30–8:30 p.m. The movie will start at dark (approx. 8:30 p.m.) Enjoy a complimentary popcorn bar, beer sampling, and a cash bar. Cost: AGAVE members $5; Non-members and general public $10; $15 at the door. Register at https://agavemovienight.eventbrite.com.

Second Saturday Each Month Second Saturday Family Studios 2–3 p.m. Learn about an object in the museum’s collection through a brief discussion, followed by an art-making activity in the studios. JUN 10: Woof and Weave JUL 8: How to Read a Totem Pole AUG 12: Print Party SEP 9: Flute Fancy


Saturday & Sunday

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11 a.m.–4 p.m. Juneteenth Celebrate Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg with music, performances, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family. Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in Texas. Museum admission is free on Juneteenth.


The 25th annual Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival celebrates Native American art, history and cultures. Festival-goers will enjoy family activities, cultural demonstrations, shopping, Indian tacos and buffalo burgers and entertainment. Check www.eiteljorg.org or download the Piggyback app for performance showtimes. Eiteljorg members: Free Adults: $13 Youth 17 and under: FREE Adult discount online advance tickets: $11. Log on to eiteljorg.org or call 317.636.9378 to purchase your tickets today.

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Daily Activities We’re expanding outdoor activities to the Eiteljorg front lawn this summer. Check out our pop-up library, Indian Market and Festival performers and artist booths, July 4th art activities and music, the chuckwagon fare and stagecoach rides during WestFest and a Dogs: Faithful and True movie night. Visitors can also enjoy daily gold panning, games and activities along the Canal during June and July. Sponsored by the Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation

NEW THIS YEAR Museum admission is FREE from 5–8 p.m. on Wednesdays in June and July. Cool off indoors while the band takes a break and enjoy all the museum has to offer, including the special exhibition, Dogs: Faithful and True.



Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Highlights from the 25th Indian Market & Festival Join Dorene Red Cloud, assistant curator of Native American art, history and culture, for a discussion of highlights from the 25th Indian Market and Festival. Saturday


10 a.m.–4 p.m. Dogs programming Enjoy a curator tour, hear from artist Veryl Goodnight, watch a drawing demonstration, meet local furry friends from Paws and Think and Indy Humane and much more. Visit eitlejorg.org for the day’s schedule.

Lunchtime Music on the Canal


SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 6–8 p.m. Bands hit the stage at 6 p.m. each Wednesday evening in June and July. Bring a friend, grab a bite from the café and enjoy live music under The Sails. Outdoor concerts are dog friendly.* Cash bar (age 21 and older) and snacks will be available.

Image courtesy of Nelson Garcia (Santo Domingo Pueblo)


June 7 Bill Price (Folk/Rock) June 14 New Augusta Bluegrass Band June 21 Soundz of Santana (Carlos Santana Tribute) June 28 Midtown Madmen (50’s - 60’s Rock and Roll) July 5 Mighty Brother (Indie/Folk/Rock) July 12 Pork N Beans Brass Band (New Orleans Style Brass) July 19 Emily Ann Thompson Jazz Trio July 26 Blue Moon Revue (Rock & Roll) August 16 il Troubadore (Sci-Fi/World/Folk)

THURSDAYS 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Grab your lunch and relax under The Sails while enjoying free live music every Thursday in June and July (weather permitting).



10 a.m.–2 p.m. Pet Photography 101 Workshop with Smiling Dog Photography Learn to take better photos of your pet. Pre-register at www.ejpetphotojuly.eventbrite.com Cost: Eiteljorg members $10, General public $15 Saturday

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Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: Nipi (Water): Native Expressions of Water through art Join Scott Shoemaker, Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture, for a discussion of the importance of water in Native cultures. Saturdays

2–4 p.m. Dani Tippman (Miami): Knowing the Plants of Indiana: A Miami Heritage Explore the uses of native plants and traditional Miami gardening practices. Friday


Noon–12:20 p.m. Curator’s Choice Series: New Tools for your Tool Box Join Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art for a 20-minute discussion. To borrow a phrase from Marcel Proust, the real voyage of discovery consists not in only seeking representational paintings, but in having new eyes when looking at nonrepresentational paintings. Sunday

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3 p.m. Opera premiere: Songs of Clay and Stone Join us for the premiere performance by mezzo soprano Kathryn Findlen and pianist Robert Brewer of Kenneth Frazell’s Songs of Clay and Stone. Lyrics and music honor Nampeyo, matriarch of Hopi pottery, and the landscape of New Mexico and Chaco Canyon. Cost: Eiteljorg members $15, General public $20.

SEP 9, 16 & 23


SEP 8–10 12th Annual Quest for the West® Art Show and Sale Opening Weekend This special exhibition (Sep. 10–Oct. 8) features new works by 50 of the nation’s biggest names in Western art. Saturday

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10 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Symposium: Water is Life: Native Peoples of the Great Lakes The Eiteljorg will present a symposium to analyze how water shaped the history of Indigenous peoples of the Great Lakes region. The program will create a dialogue with the broader community to discover shared values centered upon water. See eiteljorg.org for details.

1–4 p.m. Open Studios Meet flute and jewelry artist Tim Blueflint Ramel (Bad River Chippewa/ Comanche), Eiteljorg artist-in-residence, and learn about his art. Sunday

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3 p.m. An afternoon with Tim Blueflint Ramel Enjoy a flute performance by Tim Blueflint Ramel, whose music is inspired by memories and stories of his family. For more information check eiteljorg.org.

We’re adding new programs and events all the time. Visit www.eiteljorg.org and sign up for our e-newsletter to stay up to date on Eiteljorg Museum happenings.

*Well behaved dogs on 6-ft. non-retractable leashes are welcome outside.


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Special exhibit celebrates 25 years of Indian Market art By Scott Shoemaker, Ph.D, (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma), the Thomas G. and Susan C. Hoback curator of Native American art, history and culture


or the local and regional community, the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival is an important venue for interacting with Native artists and experiencing the diverse Native arts and cultures of North America. In conjunction with this year’s market, the exhibit Indian Market and Festival: Celebrating TwentyFive Years will open on June 23 during the Indian Market Preview Party and run through July 30. The exhibition features market art added to the museum’s collections through generous donations of patrons and celebrates the market’s many artists.

Marcus Amerman (Choctaw, b. 1959) Buffalo Bill and Sitting Bull, 2006 Glass size 13 cut, antique and seed beads and size b Nymo nylon thread Museum Purchase: Indian Market Signature Artist

There is much to celebrate. Indian Market could not exist without the artists, who come to the Eiteljorg each June from all over the United States and Canada. Donors, staff and the public have developed deep relationships with the more than 800 artists who have participated in the market 8

Susan Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo, b. 1970) Love Gun, 2013 Clay, India ink, bone white slip Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award, 2013 Indian Market and Festival

over its lifetime. Many of these artists’ works have greatly enhanced the museum’s collection through the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award and the market’s signature image. These additions help us further our mission — to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the Indigenous peoples of North America. Starting during the market’s early years, a signature image has been selected from among participating artists’ works. This image is used on T-shirts and in promotional materials to convey the high quality of art market-goers will encounter. Some works that became signature images were acquired for the museum’s permanent collections. These range from paintings by several renowned Native artists to a beaded portrait, Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill by Marcus Amerman (Choctaw). Purchase prize As early as 1993, patrons purchased artworks from

market artists and donated them to the museum for the permanent collection. In 2004, a formal purchase prize was created. Consulting with donors who contribute the funds to acquire pieces, the curatorial staff gives presentations on exemplary and important works submitted for judging and chooses several that would help fulfill the museum’s collecting strategy. Then the donors vote on their favorite piece. Those chosen by the committee are added to the museum collections and represent nearly every category at the market. These encompass the broadest range of Native art visitors can encounter at Indian Market, such as the jar Love Gun by Susan Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo) or the lidded basket Blue Herons by Ronni Leigh Goeman (Onondaga) and Stonehorse Goeman (Seneca). Both works are exquisite examples of customary and culturally specific art forms that also are innovative.

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The signature images and purchase awards add exceptional pieces of Native art from living artists and fill existing gaps in the museum’s collection. These awards help the Eiteljorg demonstrate a continuum of expression and the broad array of creativity of Native artists using a wide range of mediums and their innovative use of materials, forms and design. Even if you can’t attend Indian Market and Festival this year, the exhibition in the Gerald and Dorit Paul Gallery will provide you with the “market experience.” We look forward to what the future holds for Indian Market and Festival and for the artists who help to make it such a wonderful event.

Ronni Leigh Goeman (Onondaga, Eel Clan) and Stonehorse Goeman (Seneca) Blue Herons, 2014 Black ash splint, sweetgrass, moose antler, moose hair, buffalo horn Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award, 2014 Indian Market and Festival

Legacy gift allows the Ankers to make a lasting difference By Bryan Corbin, Editor


hen they first began attending the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival in the 1990s, Pat and Bob Anker had a few simple rules for whether they should buy a piece of art. One of their self-imposed rules: “We had to be able to look at something and say, ‘I will still like that in 10 years,’” Bob Anker said. Their philosophy in art collecting also applies to their estate plans in donating to the Eiteljorg Museum and other organizations. Planned giving is not the result of current pressure, explained Bob, a retired American States executive. “I’m doing it because I know this is, long-term, a really valid interest to me. Even when I’m not here (any longer), I have the faith that I will still love this institution, what it stands for and what it does,” he said of designating a bequest. Pat Anker added, “It’s a long-term decision; you don’t make it on the spur of the moment.” Appreciating art The Ankers are among the Eiteljorg’s most devoted supporters. An Eiteljorg board member since 2008, Pat is winding up her service as cochair of the Indian Market and Festival Task Force and now co-chairs the museum’s Development Council. Pat and Bob are members of the museum’s Vision Circle and also sponsors of the Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award that allows the museum to acquire for its collections one of the top art works shown at Indian Market.

The retired couple hosted Indian Market artists in their Indianapolis home and have gotten to know several Native American artists and developed appreciation for symbolism in Southwest art. “Seeing the art and appreciating the art becomes more meaningful if you know more about the culture,” Pat said. With three grown children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, the Ankers two years ago decided it was time to update their will. The couple consulted an attorney who helped sort through options for making bequests. It’s always easier to do estate planning when you don’t have to — when you have the time to talk through decisions, Pat observed. In arranging a bequest, they wanted to continue to make a difference at the Eiteljorg. So in their will, they designated a specific amount directed to the museum’s endowment. Their charitable contributions will be made first before other distributions. The bequest’s use by the museum is for general, unrestricted purposes. “The museum has always been very responsible in its drawing against the endowment, and I don’t see any reason to expect that that’s going to change,” Pat said. Building trust “If you think in long time periods, you realize you have to give other people the freedom to think, in terms of how they effectively use things,” Bob said of attaching no conditions on the future gift. “And you have to trust the organizations. Part of it is

Pat Anker, left, and Bob Anker are longtime Eiteljorg supporters and arranged for planned giving to the museum.

being involved in organizations that you can trust, and helping build the infrastructure that will allow you to trust the organization.” Citing the Eiteljorg’s mission statement and welcoming atmosphere, the Ankers reiterated their advice to others contemplating planned giving. “Think a lot about your priorities — what’s important to you, and what’s important to the community and the people you care about,” Bob said. “And then make your decisions based on those things. It

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really needs to be kind of an overarching thought process about what’s important and how does it prioritize; and then start making decisions based on that.” Many estate-giving options exist regardless of a member’s giving level. Planned gifts of any size will help keep the museum on stable financial footing. To discuss planned giving to the Eiteljorg, contact Nataly Lowder, vice president for advancement, at 317.275.1311 or nlowder@eiteljorg.com.




DOGS: FAITHFUL & TRUE Open through August 6 By Bert Beiswanger By now you’ve seen the adorable TV commercials and billboards around town, including one featuring a dog appropriately named Doc Holiday. What better way to represent an exhibit about dogs and their roles in the West than Doc — an Australian Shepherd, American-bred in the West. The Eiteljorg’s 2017 featured exhibit, Dogs: Faithful and True, has captured the attention of media far and wide and the hearts of museum visitors of all ages. And to say the museum has had fun with the exhibit and all the special programming supporting it is an understatement.

Ginger, a 10-year-old Australian Labradoodle owned by volunteer services manager Deborah Kish, welcomed visitors at the opening day of Dogs: Faithful and True on March 4.

Doc Holliday, an Australian Shepherd, American-bred in the West and owned by Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art.

“It’s a very sentimental show, because when people see images of dogs they become very empathetic,” said Jennifer Complo McNutt, Eiteljorg curator of contemporary art and lead curator on Dogs. Through art, photographs, objects, interactive experiences such as a drawing station where visitors can create dog art, as well as a robust schedule of family programming, visitors explore the enduring presence and contributions of dogs as companions, workers and heroes in the West and Native cultures. This is a heartwarming and insightful look at our canine friends. “In this show, you see



sculptures of dogs, some very abstract and crazy-looking dogs, fun photographs of dogs, historic paintings of dogs and dog blankets used in Native American ceremonies — and the dogs were dressed in their regalia.” McNutt continued. “It’s an interesting and fun way to learn about the many roles of dogs in Western and Native cultures.” Dogs: Faithful and True continues through August 6. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring family and friends to see this popular exhibit, as well as experience our special programming days.

Eiteljorg Museum communications coordinator Hyacinth Rucker enjoys a visit from Paws and Think.

Exciting Dogs programming continues through the summer: JUN 2 Curator’s Choice Series: The Dynamics of Dogs with Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art at noon JUN 3 Enjoy a curator tour, hear from Drs. Alan Beck and Candace Croney from the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, see a film, learn to draw dogs, meet local furry friends from Paws and Think, check out the adoptable dogs at Indy Humane’s Pet Adoption Wagon (PAW). Join the fun during Indy Pet Pride on museum’s lawn, 2–5 p.m. JUN 10 Second Saturday Family Studio: Woof and Weave, 2 p.m. JUL 8 Hear from artist Veryl Goodnight, meet adorable dogs from Paws and Think, see a drawing demonstration and much more. AUG 4 Outdoor film screening, Best in Show (PG-13) at dusk. AUG 6 Final day to see the Dogs: Faithful and True exhibit, noon to 5 p.m. Visit www.eiteljorg.org and follow the Eiteljorg Museum on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates on Dogs.



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Join us for a family celebration of freedom. Enjoy live music, lectures, storytelling, chuckwagon food, family activities, a community fair, performances and more. SPONSORED BY:

Ice Miller LLP, Nordstrom and the Margo L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation.


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25th annual Indian Market & Festival Sponsored by The Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation Ice Miller LLP Bob and Pat Anker Paul I. Cripe Charitable Foundation Mel and Joan Perelman Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund Entertainment stage sponsored by Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, in honor of the children and families of Christel House Additional support provided by The museum’s Mrs. Robert S. Eccles Fund

Thank you to the following donors for memberships and gifts received between December 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Due to space limitations, only contributions of $125 or more are listed—with the exception of annual fund, memorial and honorarium gifts. If your name is not listed as you would like it to be, or if it has been omitted, then please accept our apology and call 317.275.1341. Membership gifts ($125 and above) Vision Circle Cumulative giving for 2016 or 2017 $25,000 or more Anonymous Bob and Pat Anker Ann W. King Mel and Joan Perelman Chairperson’s Circle Cumulative giving for 2016 or 2017 $10,000–$24,999 Michael Eagle Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Bill and Roberta Witchger Donald Woodley President’s Society Cumulative giving for 2016 or 2017 $5,000–$9,999 Dr. Elizabeth A. Beck Mr. and Mrs. Russell Fortune, III Karen and Joseph Glaser Geoffrey and Sarah Gund Betsey Harvey Stan and Sandy Hurt Ralph G. Nowak Larry Roan and Joan SerVaas Clay and Amy Robbins Nancy M. Russell Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Charles and Peggy Sutphin Deborah and Randy Tobias


Harrison Eiteljorg Purchase Award sponsors Bob and Pat Anker Mike Eagle Gita and Joseph Osborne Ellen M. Reed Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund Helen Cox Kersting Award Helen Cox Kersting Margot Eccles Youth Prize Anonymous Friends of Indian Market & Festival Patrons Mel and Joan Perelman Associates Cathy and Bob Turner

Martha and John Tynan Mr. and Mrs. John D. Zinser Golden Eagle Society $2,500–$4,999 Mr. and Mrs. Daniel C. Appel Elaine and Eric Bedel Deborah and Bart Bell Charles and Helen Coghlan Standiford H. Cox Dawn M. Fazli Earl and Vicki Goode Fred and Angie Green Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Chris Katterjohn and Dona Stohler Frank, Frances and Regan Kelly James Kincannon and Charles Goad Kelly and Stephan Masoncup Beth Meloy and Robert Oppelt Charlotte Mittler Dr. Daniel H. Mowrey Hutch and Kevina Schumaker Jerry and Linda Stark Michael and Maureen Surak John Vanausdall Gil Waldman and Christy Vezolles Robert and Helen Whipple Mr. and Mrs. C. Daniel Yates Eagle Society $1,500–$2,499 Sue and Michael Back Frank and Katrina Basile Russell Breeden and Katharine A. Walker Brian and Kim Buchanan Georgia Buchanan Steve Cagle Dr. Edward and Phyllis Cockerill Carl and Gayle Cox Susie M. Cross LaMarr Easter and Cary Neeley Drs. Richard and Becky Feldman Tom and Sharon Funk Tom and Patty Gibbs Larry and Lee Glasscock Perry and Michelle Griffith Lynnette and Tony Hanes

Contributors Bob and Pat Anker Needham S. and Mary Lou Hurst Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund Fans Sarah Barney Ed and Phyllis Cockerill Dawn M. Fazli Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Tom and Sue Hoback Bob and Cindy Hoye Joe Husar, Kahn’s Catering Kay Koch L. Robert and Nancy Lowe Steve and Jane Marmon Jim and Jackie Morris Hutch and Kevina Schumaker Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Joan SerVaas and Larry Roan Mike and Maureen Surak

Polly H. Hix and Tony J. Fair Camilla Hull Duane and Marguerita Johnson Mrs. Ruth Johnson Carrie Kirk and Carol Besore Brian T. Lee Nataly and Jonathan Lowder Jayme and Rod McComas Virginia Merkel Delores Muller Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Nash Jay and Sally Peacock Brad and Cindy Quinn Mr. and Mrs. Terry Rader Mr. and Mrs. J. David Resley Howard Schrott and Diana Mutz Mr. and Mrs. Eugene P. Schulstad Robert and Barbara Shortle Mr. and Mrs. Michael P. Skehan Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey H. Thomasson Barbara West Emily West Jamison D. Woodley Jan Woodruff and William T. Rice Advocate $1,000–$1,499 Dr. Ann H. Hunt Patron Members $500–$999 Jeffrey and Cheryl Dowden Donna Holloran James and Pat LaCrosse Gerald and Shirley Lewis Andrew and Jane Paine Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa Dr. Marguerite K. Shepard Bill and Jeanette Thomas John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Sustaining Members $250–$499 Alice Brown and Randy Trowbridge John Carvey C. Jack and Linda Clarkson P.R. Davis Stephen and Mary DeVoe Jim and Sally Friend

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Martha and John Tynan Brian West Supporters Gita and Joseph Osborne Mr. and Mrs. Randall D. Rogers Gas Cards for Artists sponsors Rosanne Bonjouklian Michael and Rochelle Cohen Gayle and Carl Cox Wayne Craig Martha and Michael Hill Tom and Sue Hoback Debbie Hyndman Norbert and Katherine Krapf Steve and Jane Marmon Chris Reading and Juliet Port Ellen M. Reed Jerry and Linda Stark John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Brian West Marion Wolen Stephen and Colleen Hopkins Larry and Connie Kane Colonel Alfred Kneessy John Krauss and Margaret Maxwell Dr. and Mrs. R. Stephen Lehman, D.D.S. Kirk Lemoine and Dr. Wendy Winckelbach Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Jeff McGuire Jim and Jan Mellott Cynthia Munerol Frank N. and Patricia L. Owings Ben and Donna Pauley Steven Pettinga and Michael Byrum Gaye and Kelsey Rardon Wayne Redmond Carole Ross Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Gary and Phyllis Schahet Dr. John Cole and Rose Schnell-Cole Carolyn A. Sharp Mr. and Mrs. Harvey K. Spivack Diane G. Thompson Christine Woodward-Duncan and Jim Duncan Contributing Members $125–$249 Mr. C. Willis Adams, III Bill and Susan Allen Catherine and Eric Allen Viki and Bruce Anderson Andrew and Susan Appel Daniel and Karen Ashton Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Belt Steve and Debbie Benefiel D. Eugene Bennett Jesse Brand and Geri Handley Dr. Nancy Branyas and Mr. Vernon Petri Robert Burton Howard and Karen Campbell John and Barb Chirgwin Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Cohen Carl and Janice Wheater-Cowen Hanni and William Cramer J. Robert Cutter John and Susan Davis


A packed house enjoyed the Eiteljorg Museum’s Western-themed fundraiser Cowpokes & Cocktails, held April 29 at the Lucas Estate Party Barn in Carmel. The charitable event raised more than $160,000 for the museum’s educational programming. Co-chairs of the event planning committee were Whitney Trede, front left, and Kimberley Eck, front right. Music was provided by the Hunter Smith Band, seen here, led by former Indianapolis Colts punter Hunter Smith, back row, second from left. Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Debbie and Curtis Donley Patrick and Polly Egan Claudette and Larry Einhorn William Esarey and Robin-Elizabeth Parsley Ryan C. Fuhrmann Ed and Phyllis Gabovitch Diane Gibbs Pinkus and Rebecca Goldberg Liane and John Grayson James Gregory Tom and Mary Grein Tom and Nancy Hartmann Hart and Simona Hasten Don and Karen Hawes Dr. Thomas Z. Hayward, III Kirk and Amy Hendrix Weimer and Anita Hicks Bonnie and Joe Hovish Peter and Emily Howard Wayne and Donna Huffman Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hunter, Jr. Debbie Hyndman Jeanette Kassebaum Marie and Marvin Kemple Michael Khalil Mr. and Mrs. Dwight E. Lamb, Jr. Katie and Camron Land L. Lang and Jean Brownlee Dr. James and Mrs. Ruth Lawrence Bob Lucid Oliver and Kathy Luck Sandy and Greg MacAllister Jim and Inge Maresh Norman and Ginny Mazurowski Richard and Cheryl McDonald Mrs. Lee McDougal Tim and Ann Miller Patt Norton David and Sheila Ogden Al and Jan Panther Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pauloski Monica and Gus Pulos Mr. Hilary Raab, Jr. William A. and Mary Redmond Gayle Reed and Todd Felgen John and Sue Rees Darrell and Karen Richey Marjorie and Victor Riemenschneider Arthur Rosen Fred and Beverly Ruebeck Warren and Jill Schimpff Dr. William E. and Julie Segar Shannon and John Sexson


Deborah and Don Small Beth and Matt Stonebraker Justin Sufan Steve and Santina Sullivan Howard and Marlies Terpning William and Sharon Theobald Mr. and Mrs. William Tindall P. Michael and Carolyn M. Tolson Pam and John Ulrich Nicholas and Terry Watson James and Judy Watson Courtenay and Emily Weldon Dena and Dennis White Y. Rosalind Wolen Donors All annual fund, memorial and honorarium gifts are listed. Gifts in other categories are for $100 or more. Annual Fund and other designated gifts Amazon Smiles Anonymous (8) Andrew and Susan Appel Bert and Alex Beiswanger Bessemer National Gift Fund Jerry and Bonnie Betley Laura E. Bramble Evelyn Brown Carolyn Burkley Marilyn Dapper Angie and Dick Darlington Carol Derbin Rollin and Cheri Dick Dru Doyle Berkley and Nancy Duck William Ehret Roger and Mindy Eiteljorg Dr. and Mrs. Harvey Feigenbaum Susan Ferrer and Carol Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. David M. Flaherty Ryan C. Fuhrmann Tom and Patty Gibbs Sally K. Glasel Mr. Andrew J. Glaser Frederick and Susan Green Eric and Pamela Hinkle Gary and Katie Hoefle Stan and Sandy Hurt Marie and Marvin Kemple Carrie Kirk and Carol Besore Kay F. Koch Lezlie Laxton

Mr. Steven A. Loy Carolina Marion Steve and Jane Marmon James and Kathleen McGrath F. Timothy and Nancy Nagler Drs. Blake and Carolyn Neubauer Jane R. Nolan Gita and Joseph Osborne Rev. Alan Pareis Mel and Joan Perelman Jeffrey Roller Carole Ross Barry Rudert Hilary and Ron Salatich Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Schloss Thomas and Evelyn Seeley Edward and Carol Smithwick Sheila and Bob Snider Jeffery and Christy Soldatis Morton Sosland State Employee’s Community Campaign John Taylor Charlene K. Timothy Robert and Barbetta True John D. Wilson S. Wolen and R. Gilbert Christine Woodward-Duncan and Jim Duncan Chris and Megan Wright Steven and Susan Zumdahl Gifts in Honor and Memory In Honor of Barbara and Noble Cala Kathy A. Cala and Danny R. Cala In Honor of Carl Copfinger and Steven Weitzenhoffer Diane Walker In Honor of Mike Eagle Teddy Guzman In Honor of the Development Department of the Eiteljorg Museum Sarah and Evan Farthing In Honor of Eiteljorg Museum Staff John Vanausdall In Honor of Majie Failey Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. McElroy In Honor of Sergio and Kristin Gigli for the many ways they have shared Santa Fe with me Sue Hittle In Honor of Evelyn and Tom Seeley Jacqueline and William Kingston In Honor of Stan Szewczyk Eli Lilly Volunteer Grant Program In Honor of Chris Trede Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation In Honor of John Vanausdall’s 20 years of Leadership and Service Shirley J. Amond Robert M. and Sally G. Anderson Bob and Pat Anker Jeffrey and Christine Arnold Nancy Ayres Colleen Bailie Frank and Katrina Basile Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Baxter Marty and Naomi Bechtold Neva S. Bell Carol Besore Don and Ginger Bievenour Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Blackwell, II Mary Bookwalter and Jeffrey Stant

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Russell Breeden and Katharine A. Walker Gina and Jim Bremner Brian and Kim Buchanan George and Linda Charbonneau Patricia and Jesse Clark Ronald and Claudia Clark Leslie Clumb Dr. Edward and Phyllis Cockerill Charles and Helen Coghlan Dr. and Mrs. John J. Coleman, III Herma Compton Linda Darr John and Susan Davis Federico and Rosa Maria Dies Leslie and Michael Donchetz Michael and Valerie Dudash Nancy Dunn Jan Eason L.G. and Alyce Edwards Mr. and Mrs. William L. Elder, Jr. Rae Farra Joan Fitzgibbon Tom and Sharon Funk Mr. and Mrs. Max Gibson Linda Gilman Cyrena Gilman Andrew Glaser Donald and Pat Gongaware Fritz R. and Sandy Gordner Fred and Angie Green Ronald and Judith Hagan Lynnette and Tony Hanes August Hardee, II Renata R. Harris Don and Karen Hawes Weimer and Anita Hicks Donna and Paul Hilgeman Drs. Martha and Michael Hill Tammy and Chris Holmes W. Seymour and Rheta Holt Mr. and Mrs. S. Michael Hudson Gregory and Mary Huebner Kathryn and Richard Huelster Douglas and Karen Huemme Mary Huggard Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Hunter, Jr. Needham and Mary Lou Hurst Stan and Sandy Hurt Joe Husar Marilyn Jones Richard Judy and Jane Lommel Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. Chris Katterjohn and Dona Stohler Carrie Kirk and Carol Besore Steven and Sharon Klusman Janice E. Knaus Rita Kohn Chris G. Krok Andre B. Lacy Louis Lazaron Mr. and Mrs. R. Michael Leppert John and Mary Lisher Jim and Sara Lootens Carlos and Eleanor Lopez Nataly and Jonathan Lowder L. Robert Lowe and Nancy Lowe John Ludwig Thomas and Sally Lugar Jeanne and Jim Madison Linda and Marvin Maguire Kelly and Stephan Masoncup Jayme and Rod McComas Mr. H. Roll McLaughlin Kathryn Minx and Al Lessie Joyce Niederman Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pauloski Margaret Piety and Josef Laposa


Brad and Cindy Quinn William K. Ransom Nancy Ray Ross Diane and Randall Rowland Dr. Yocheved Samson and Mr. Joel Samson Audrey Sass Evan Sass Molly Sass Dennis and Sandy Sasso Rod and Anne Scheele Rev. and Mrs. Robert A. Schilling Hutch and Kevina Schumaker William L. Scott Gene and Joann Sease Anne and David Shane Mr. and Mrs. Harvey K. Spivack Barb and John Stang Michael and Maureen Surak Howard and Marlies Terpning Chris and Whitney Trede Dr. and Mrs. Don C. Weiser Barbara West Alan and Elizabeth Whaley James and Anna White Gerry and Kim Wichman William J. and. Linda A. Wilhelm Diane Wishart Bill and Roberta Witchger Marion Wolen Donald Woodley Mr. and Mrs. Timothy T. Wright In Memory of Tony Altermann Jim and Jackie Morris In Memory of Richard Lewis Bloch Lorenzo Clayton In Memory of Donald DeWitt Susie and Howard Maxwell In Memory of Juanita Eagle, Our Mom and Grandma Melodie, David and Lilah Anderson In Memory of Harry E. Fonseca Harry Nungesser In Memory of Bill Hudnut Kai Binford In Memory of Diana S. Johns James and Connie Vinton

In Memory of Julia Lacy Susie and Howard Maxwell In Memory of Jerry Zink Susie and Howard Maxwell Ella Kay and John W. Timothy Family Memorial Fund John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Foundation, corporation and government gifts $50,000 and above Lilly Endowment, Inc. $25,000–$49,999 David H. & Barbara M. Jacobs Foundation Ice Miller LLP $10,000–$24,999 The Swisher Foundation $5,000–$9,999 Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Inc. Barnes & Thornburg LLP $2,500–$4,999 JP Morgan Chase & Co. Nordstrom Sycamore Advisors LLC The Capitol Group Companies Charitable Foundation $1,000–$2,499 Ayres Foundation, Inc. Indiana Arts Commission Joanne W. Orr Charitable Fund, a fund of The Indianapolis Foundation Jungclaus-Campbell Co., Inc. Gregory & Appel Insurance Pet Valu $500–$999 LHD Retirement Pawsitive Partners Agility Training Center Rockville Road Animal Hospital and Animal Hospital of Avon $200–$499 Deluxe Corporation Foundation Irish Mechanical Services, Inc. In-Kind gifts Cripe Architects + Engineers Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Honeymoon Image & Design Monarch Beverage Stuart’s Household Furniture Moving and Storage, Inc. Vision Three Project New Moon, Project Silver Moon and Project 2021 campaign gifts and pledges Bob and Pat Anker Leland Boren Boren Foundation Mary Beth and Robert Braitman Russell Breeden and Katharine A. Walker Steve Cagle L.G. and Alyce Edwards The Forest Fund, Inc. Karen and Joseph Glaser The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation Lynnette and Tony Hanes Stan and Sandy Hurt Chris Katterjohn and Dona Stohler Dr. Joanne Martin F. Timothy and Nancy Nagler Ralph G. Nowak PHD, Inc. John W. Timothy, Jr., M.D. Cathy and Robert Turner Donald Woodley Cowpokes & Cocktails fundraiser Sponsored by: Cattle Herders Cathy and Robert Turner Cowhands Angie and Dick Darlington Tom and Sue Hoback Indianapolis Colts Steve and Jane Marmon Ogletree Deakins Oxford Financial Group Mel and Joan Perelman The Fitness Farm Table sponsors Barnes & Thornburg Steve Cagle Capital Group


BECOME AN EITELJORG GUIDE Are you a lifelong learner? Would you like to share museum galleries with others? Consider volunteering as an Eiteljorg guide. Tour guides receive special training on how to discuss art, history and cultures of Native Americans and the American West with visitors. The 2017-18 class begins Oct. 2. To volunteer as a guide, contact volunteers@eiteljorg.com or call 317.275.1325.

Kimberley and Chris Eck L.G. and Alyce Edwards Fifth Third Bank Whit and Deb Grayson Angie and Fred Green Hoover Hull Turner Ice Miller, LLP JP Morgan Chase Rod and Jayme McComas Gita and Joe Osborne Hutch and Kevina Schumaker Evelyn and Thomas Seeley Whitney and Chris Trede Donald Woodley Entertainment sponsor RL Turner In-kind supporters Forrest Lucas Hunter Smith Republic National Distributing Company Monarch Beverage Company Sun King Brewery The Empty Vase Utopos Gardens

Don’t leave the market without your 2017 apparel. Indian Market and Festival T-shirts — $20. 15% members discount on all purchases at the Museum Store. STORE HOURS MON–SAT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. SUN: Noon to 5 p.m. 317.275.1300 | 800.878.7978 store@eiteljorg.com

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Join us for one of the country’s top Western art shows. Meet the artists in an intimate setting at this must-see show and sale, featuring 50 of the country’s biggest names in Western art. More about Quest at www.quest.eiteljorg.org PRESENTED BY:

Western Art Society


John Moyers Dakota Badlands, 2017 Oil

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