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General Membership Meeting Speaker: Tricia Loscher

Date: 3/5/2018

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Please reply to Mary Garbaciak, with your lunch reservation!  Reservations are needed by March 1, 2018, so we can give the exact number of meals to our Chef.  To help balance our accounting, there will be a volunteer to take $15 by check or to make cash at the meeting.  We will be ordering only enough meals to equal the number of reservations taken.  Any people who have not made reservations are asked to wait until all of the people with reservations have gone through the food line.  

March’s speaker, Tricia Loscher is a native of Arizona, was a founding curator and serves as the chief curator and at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Dr. Loscher’s presentation explores the history and stylistic traditions of the Hopi, who have excelled in the creation of ceramics for generations. Loscher examines stories about Hopi life and culture, and how the cultural legacy of the Hopi pottery tradition is vibrantly carried on today by the descendants who create their own masterful ceramics. Among the historic and contemporary masterworks, Loscher will discuss the women potters, and most notably Nampeyo of Hano (Hopi/Tewa, c. 1860-1942), the most famous matriarch of the Hopi potters. Loscher illuminates how these ceramics are especially relevant,  given the integral role Native American artists and their artworks played in elevating Scottsdale's cultural standing.