Ted Trujillo of Littleton is among the more than two dozen Native American artists who will exhibit and sell their work at the 11th Annual Indian …
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Ted Trujillo of Littleton is among the more than two dozen
Native American artists who will exhibit and sell their work at the
11th Annual Indian Market and Powwow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May
14 and 15 at the Fort Restaurant in Morrison. He is a full-blooded
Tiwa from Taos Pueblo and reflects the American landscape and his
Tiwa culture in a distinctive style.
The son of a master craftsman, with older brothers who were
artists, he began painting as a child and was selling to teachers
and neighbors as a teen. He studied art at Arapahoe Community
College and worked as a printing assistant at Anderson Ranch in
Snowmass Village. He was Art Start coordinator for Littleton Public
Schools and served on the Littleton Fine Arts Committee, while
exhibiting and winning awards across the country.
Tesoro Cultural Center, a nonprofit started by the Fort owners
to focus on Colorado and Southwestern history, art and culture,
presents the annual art show and powwow. Tesoro cooperates with the
Council for Indigenous Arts and Culture, ensuring that all Market
artists are affiliated with a registered tribe and using authentic
Elizabeth-based Pahponee, a Kickapoo Potawatomi potter, brings
Woodland traditions to the show, with lines of white pottery,
primitive fired pottery and limited-edition bronze vessels. She has
learned traditional pottery methods as well as contemporary
techniques, experimenting with both hand dug and commercial clays.
Her husband, a trained ceramist helped with technical problems as
she learned her craft. Her Kickapoo name translates to Snow
Dancers from the region will perform Traditional, Shawl, Fancy,
Grass and Jingle dances and teach visitors the history and meaning
— as well as some dance steps. Following a tradition of honoring
Native Americans who serve in all branches of the U.S. Armed
Forces, dancers will honor Ernest House Sr. from 1 to 2 p.m.
Refreshments are available on the Fort’s patio during this
colorful family event.
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