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POSTPONED - Zuni Carver: Lena Boone

Saturday October 12, 2013 12:00 PM - Saturday October 12, 2013 12:00 PM

POSTPONED - Zuni Carver: Lena Boone

Saturday, October 12 - Noon to 9:00 pm  (During the Solano Avenue Art Walk from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm)

Sunday, October 13 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

We are excited to welcome back one of the most well known and prolific of all of the carvers at Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico.  Lena has been showing at Gathering Tribes for over 10 years.  She is descended from two famous Zuni carvers: the legendary Teddy Weahkee, who was Lena's grandfather,  and equally legendary, Edna Leki, who was Lena's mother.  It is obvious where she inherited her talent!  In fact, there are many well known carvers in Lena's family including her sister, Dinah Gasper, and her two children, Evalena Boone and Leland Boone.  Lena will also be bringing carvings made by her family members to this show.

Lena's carvings are made in the "old style" which is very rounded and suggestive of the animal she is representing.  All of her carvings have the "medicine bundle" and most of them also have an arrowhead as part of the bundle.  Medicine bundles are offerings to the spirit of the animals being represented.  She carves a large variety of animals which include the six directions: mole (earth), eagle (sky), wolf (east), badger (south), bear (west) and mountain lion (north).  Lena has also been on the vanguard of utelizing unusual materials in her carvings: slag glass and Murano glass.  She also carves the traditional stones such as turquoise, serpentine, fossilized coral, ammonite, shell and more.

Please join us in welcoming one of our favorite Zuni carvers back to Gathering Tribes!

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