MNA brims with Navajo culture, art, activities<br>

Good vibes

Each day from 3:30–4:15 p.m., enjoy Native reggae music from Casper and the Mighty 602 Band and hip hop sounds from Yaiva. On Sunday, folk singer Clarence Clearwater strolls the grounds strumming his guitar while combining traditional sounds with contemporary lyrics.

Featured Artist

Painter and illustrator Shonto Begay is the featured artist for the marketplace. He’ll be in the “Enduring Creations—Generations” seasonal sales gallery and will discuss his inspirations each day from 11–11:30 a.m. in “Releasing the Light.”

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Begay’s fertile creativity births paintings with wonder, sadness, and truth about the everyday life of being Shonto and everyday life on the Navajo reservation. Begay will sign his books (available in the MNA Bookstore) and have numerous large-scale paintings ranging from edgy to mystical, including his famous “White Shell Woman,” a depiction of the Navajo mythological mother to the Hero Twins.

Kid stuff

From 1–4 p.m. on Saturday only, kids can create a take-home craft in the Creative Corner. At 1 p.m. both days, all ages can be amused by a “Goat in the Rug” puppet show.

About MNA

The Museum of Northern Arizona sits at the base of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountains in Arizona. It is located three miles north of Flagstaff’s historic downtown, on scenic Highway 180. An originator of American Indian marketplaces, MNA’s Heritage Program presents the best of the diverse cultures of the Colorado Plateau in a celebration of marketplaces.

Since 1930, audiences of all ages—families, children, connoisseurs, and collectors—have enjoyed fine Native American and Hispanic arts and performances. Admission is $5/adult, $4/senior, $3/student, $2/child. For more information, call 928/774-5213 or visit www.musnaz.org.

MNA’s Heritage Program marketplaces are generously supported by major donors: Arizona Commission on the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts and Flagstaff Cultural Partners/City of Flagstaff. Sponsors include NEBS, Sunny 97 FM, and KAFF/The Mountain.

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