Smoki events to feature Hopi doll carving, quilt show

Robert Albert (Sakhomenewa) will give a demonstration on Katsina doll carving on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Smoki Museum.

Albert, an award-winning artist from Moencopi Village, Third Mesa, Ariz., attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M., and the National Education Center in Phoenix.

Albert will demonstrate doll carving from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the museum, and will lecture on Katsinas and Hopi Culture from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday in the museum Pueblo.

Museum admission applies for the Saturday demonstration. Admission and lecture is free on Sunday.

A Hopi quilt show - "Common Threads" - opens Feb. 9, followed by a lecture on Feb. 16 by contemporary Navajo painter Peterson Yazzie.

The show features quilts from the collection of Caroline O'Bagy Davis, author of "Hopi Quilting: Stitched Traditions from an Ancient Community" and member of the Tucson Quilters Guild, and quilts from artists from the Hopi reservation.

The quilts range from very specific traditional symbolism to imagery as recognizable as animals and pop culture icons.