Franklin Peters: Artist Talk, Reception, and Open Studio

2011 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow

Artist Talk, SAR Boardroom and the Dubin Studio

Monday, November 28, 2011, 5:30–7:00 pm, Free

Franklin Peters in the StudioFranklin Peters in the StudioFranklin Peters sculpting a shi punah (water canteen) with traditional Acoma clay in the Dubin Studio at SAR.
Franklin Peters in the Studio
Base Bowl and OllasBase Bowl and OllasFranklin Peters’s grandmother’s hudtis (base bowl, circa 1935) helps form his large olla.Water Canteen and OllaWater Canteen and OllaPottery by Franklin Peters
Base Bowl and OllasWater Canteen and Olla

Emerging artist Franklin Peters of Acoma Pueblo spent three months studying the collections at the Indian Arts Research Center to better understand the techniques and processes of his ancestors. During his residency, he sought to increase the size of his ollas and incorporate historical designs into his work. Join the School for Advanced Research on November 28th to hear about his experience as the 2011 Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellow. The evening will conclude with a visit to the Dubin Studio to see Franklin’s pottery, which will be available for purchase.

Franklin notes, “I have already explored different Acoma styles in my work over the past eighteen years, but look forward to further developing my pottery by researching the sources of Acoma pottery designs from the past.”

Free and open to the public—
Space is limited. RSVP to (505) 954-7205 or iarc[at] by Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011.

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