Over 100 Hopi Katsina doll carvers will converge on the Heard Museum
in Phoenix for one of the largest Native American Hopi Katsina doll exhibits in the Southwest.
When you get there, you’ll see each carver’s unique artistic approach as they have transformed a piece of root from the cottonwood tree, the medium that has remained unchanged over the centuries, into a sculptural figure that tells a story. These beautiful dolls, referred to as, Katsina, or Kachina in English, adorn many a collector’s shelf and will be the highlight of the Marketplace at the Heard Museum on Saturday, April 11th.
To add to the festivities there will be live music, book signings, carving demonstrations and more. Admission to see and meet the carvers is free with the purchase of a museum admission.
This is the fourteenth year of the coming together of the doll carvers and each year there is one featured signature Katsina up for a new home - the lucky person will be selected via a drawing. This year’s artist is Michael Dean Jenkins (Hopi/Pima) and the featured doll is a Whipper Katsina.
You don’t even have to go anywhere to purchase tickets for the drawing. You can contact the staff at the museum by phone at 602-252-8344 and purchase your tickets which run $2 a piece or 6 for $10. However, if you don't want to miss this extraordinary group of talented artists, you can purchase your tickets for the drawing in the Heard Museum's gift shop.
The drawing will take place that day and, the good news? You need not be present to win!