Artists Visit the Museum the Weekend Before Valentine's Day
Are you looking for something to do the weekend before Valentine’s Day? If so, come out to Antelope Valley Indian Museum on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm to meet artist Cecelia Begay (Dine). On Sunday, February 12, 2017, between 11 AM and 4 PM, the museum will feature American Indian artist Christine White Eagle (Apache and Aztec). Cecelia and Christine will answer questions about their art and culture, and their jewelry will be available for purchase.
Cecelia Begay is a member of the Dine “Navajo” tribe. She has lived in the Antelope Valley for over 20 years. Cecelia is known for the jewelry she makes with beads, juniper seeds, and shells. Her husband Paul Begay is known for his hand carved and painted gourd dream catchers.
Christine White Eagle has been making jewelry for 35 years. She learned beading from a Navajo friend and enjoys researching traditional patterns and styles. She learned about cutting and polishing semi-precious stones from her husband Carlos, a silversmith. Her favorite stone to work with is turquoise. Christine lives in Lucerne Valley, CA.
Antelope Valley Indian Museum hosts an annual American Indian Celebration in October.
For information, call the museum: 661-946-3055