Holiday on the Rocks - Native American & Southwest Arts & Gifts Market inside the Visitors' Center at the world famous Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre
-Do your shopping and support Voices on Canvas, 501c3
-Kids' corner with face painting
-Silent Auction to benefit Voices on Canvas
-Santa will be there!
Nov. 3, 10am-5pm One day only! Free & open to the public.
Free parking.World Premier and Award-Winning Artists
Lynn Burnette, Sr. was born north of Mission, South Dakota on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Lynn’s grandfather was a tremendous influence on his life and would always share stories and teach him of past history. That, mixed with his passion for creativity and self-expression, fuels his artwork. He works in a variety of media, from watercolors, oils and acrylics on canvas to bronze sculptures. Most unique, however, are his tea paintings - as the paper soaks up the tea, it leaves distinct markings that help the artist realize his complete vision for the artwork. He now resides in Loveland, Colorado.www.spiritriderart.com
Rose Red Elk, aka Red Feather Woman (Lakota/Assiniboine from Ft. Peck reservation) is by profession, an international storyteller, weaving oral traditional storytelling with contemporary original music. As an award-winning recording artist, she shares the stories of the ancestors. In addition to her musical and storytelling performances, she creates Lakota contemporary dream catchers, weaving with artificial sinew, genuine leather, semi-precious stones and metal beads with a blend of bone, sterling silver, gold seed beads, amber, jasper, quartz and turquoise. www.redfeatherwoman.com
Gary Monoco, a Colorado native, creates art of various mediums inspired by mythological stories describing the heavens and earth. Gary’s work is influenced by pre-Columbian and Native American history and beliefs. Symbolism, spirituality and soul are core to the motivation and drive of his creations.www.artbygarymonaco.com
Christine E. Bayer is inspired by nature. This Colorado native crafts wonderful pens made of dinosaur bone, malachite, deer antler and bison horn. Her other artwork includes jewelry and non-traditional dream catchers. Her artwork has been shown at Michael George’s Gallery and Poudre River Gallery in Ft. Collins.
Carol Snow is a certified tribal artisan of the Seneca Nation. She is an award-winning artist who has had over 100 paintings and drawings published in books, magazines and calendars. Her focus is on mixed media painting and collages, using various combinations of oil, metal leaf, ink, dyes, acrylics, watercolors and textural elements on canvas and tea-dyed watercolor paper. She most often works with animal, American Indian and Western motifs, using realistic, whimsical and contemporary primitive styles. She is also a published poet and writer. http://www.nativeart.net/artist.php?ucode=bbaj8i
Laurey Gilbert, a Colorado Native, taught herself to work with stone and metals and continues to explore and master new and more complex jewelry making methods. She enjoys working with rare and unusual stones and framing them in silver and other metals, as well as bead embroidery. Making jewelry since 2001, she began with bead stringing, then wire wrapping. Frustrated with the components available for use led her to learn to solder. She learned more advanced metal forming from Bill Fretz, a renowned metal worker. In 2012, Laurie experienced another epiphany after taking a bead embroidery class from master Heidi Kummli, and her work has been in constant evolution since. In 2013 she added loom weaving to her skills.www.rocknroses.net
Peggy Lopez, Dancing Feather Creations, is a Colorado native living in Golden. She designs wall hangings, medicine bags, jewelry, hair clips, purses and leather clothing. She enjoys creating beautiful and meaningful things from reused and recycled items, so many of her works are made with reused elements that found at thrift stores. Her philosophy is that Mother Earth plays a very important role in all of our lives and we must do what we can to conserve her valuable resources!
All her works are handmade in her home in historic Golden, Colorado. www.dancingfeathers.com
Andy Marion (Navajo) Andy started training as a silversmith when he was nine years old. He is a third generation silversmith. His works are both contemporary and traditional designs. Andy’s awards include First Place Jewelry, Heard Museum, Eight Northern Craft Show and Best of Show from the Sky Ute Artist Invitational. He has also been commissioned to create bolo ties for Charlie Daniels and Kevin Costner, works he considers one of his greatest experiences.
Ed, Leah and Lena Tuter, Copper Gulch Designs - Ed Tuter has been making art nearly all of his life. To him, art has always been a vehicle for self-expression and the sharing of a vision with others. Throughout his professional life, his skills in photography, fashion design, ceramics and silver jewelry have served to materialize his concepts in polymer clay cane work. Each piece is representative of the ongoing phenomenon of his life experience. Together with his wife, Leah, and daughter, Lena, he has formed Copper Gulch Design. Currently, they produce a line of scrap metal jewelry inspired by vistas and natural textures. www.coppergulchdesign.com
Joseph Begay (Navajo) learned the art of stone carving from his friend, Jeff Lewis. Joseph began carving on stone at the age of 22. Joseph works with natural materials found through out the southwest. Primarily working with alabaster, serpentine, picasso marble, jet, dolomite, amber, argyte and sillonite, his distinctive animals include lifelike representations of bears, turtles, eagles, coyotes, buffalo and other animals. His carvings are enhanced by a solid or multi-color inlaid heartline or a prayer bundle containing arrows, feathers and heshi placed on the backs of his carvings.
Heather Baruch & Keith Baruch-Taspen's Organics Holistic Wellness Center is a Colorado-based company with a variety of natural and organic wellness products. Each product is made with high quality, certified organic herbs, oils and pure essential oils without no preservatives, synthetic ingredients or chemicals. All products were originally created with health and vitality in mind, which is why all of their products are carefully handcrafted with the highest standards. www.taspens.com
Alternative Voices-Native American radio, KUVO. Producer Susie Aikman (Eastern Band Cherokee) will be onsite selling Native American books, CDs, DVDs and her own art beadwork. www.alternativevoices.org
For more information, please email Rose Red Elk -email@example.com or 303-579-8713