The Art of Zia Pueblo
Guided by Ulysses Reid
Friday, September 4, 2009, 8:30 am–3:30 pm
Join us on a special field trip to honor Zia potter Ulysses Reid, this summer’s “Artist in Residence” at the Indian Arts Research Center. Ulysses is an exceptional artist from a family of potters who make traditional Zia pottery—unpolished redware vessels with white slips and geometric, animal, plant, or bird motifs in brown or black. Ulysses is using his time at SAR to create pottery based on sketches that his grandfather, Andres Galvan, drew but never used after his wife’s death. It is an unusual experiment, and will be celebrated on the evening of August 6th with an Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio on the SAR campus. Then, on August 29th, Ulysses will be our guide on a trip to Zia Pueblo to visit with several of Zia’s very talented artists. A Keres-speaking Pueblo, Zia is home to about 850 members and contains a museum, cultural center, and the church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion built in 1613 by Pueblo members. We will have the opportunity to visit each of these places during our trip and enjoy a traditional Zia meal. There will be ample opportunity to meet artists and experience the beautiful works of art that are produced through traditional methods.
Activity Level: Easy, with minimal walking through the museum, church, and Pueblo.
Please call the Membership Office at (505) 954-7203 if you are uncertain about your physical ability to participate.
Trip Activity Levels:
- Easy: Limited walking. Participants must be able to get in and out of vans and walk unassisted short distances from parking areas to museums or art studios.
- Moderate: Participants must be in good health. Activities may require walking on paved or unpaved surfaces with generally firm footing, over distances of up to 2 miles over the course of the day.
- Strenuous: Participants must be in excellent health, extremely mobile, and accustomed to an active lifestyle. Activities may require hiking off-trail, over uneven ground with elevation changes of 500 feet, and walking the equivalent of up to 5 miles over the course of the day.
Cost: $75 per person, includes an artist honorarium, van transportation from SAR, and a traditional Pueblo meal.
Trip Registration: Participation in SAR field trips is one of the benefits of membership. To make registration equitable, we will begin accepting trip reservations Wednesday, July 8, 2009, 8am to 5pm, for our Fall 2009 field trips. Beginning on that day, please call the SAR Membership Office at (505) 954-7203 to register or to receive additional information about any of these trips. Group size is limited. Reserve your space early.
For more information, visit the Field Trips section.
Thursday, August 6, 2009, 5:30–7:00 pm Ulysses Reid: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio 2009 Ronald and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellow