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Creative Residency with “Artist@Work” Ron Carlos

Scottsdale Public Art presents Native American ceramic artist Ron Carlos as the “Artist at Work” for the Creative Residency at the Scottsdale Livery Studio Space during September 2016. Carlos is a descendent of both Pima and Maricopa tribes and is an enrolled tribal member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) located east of Scottsdale. […]

Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2016

Scottsdale Public Art presents Native American ceramic artist Ron Carlos as the “Artist at Work” for the Creative Residency at the Scottsdale Livery Studio Space during September 2016.

Carlos is a descendent of both Pima and Maricopa tribes and is an enrolled tribal member of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC) located east of Scottsdale. For more than 20 years, Carlos has been practicing the traditional “paddle and anvil” pottery-making technique with hand-processed clay and paint gathered from natural sources within the SRPMIC. Carlos is also a teacher and mentor to his community, and passes along the traditional craft of pottery-making in the way of his ancestors.

Scottsdale Public Art will be hosting four events for the public during Ron Carlos’ Creative Residency:

“Paddle and Anvil” Pottery-Making Demonstration with Ron Carlos
Saturday, September 10. Free to the public.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Scottsdale Livery
3804 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Paddle and Anvil: a Piipaash Pottery Tradition Documentary Film Screening and Q-and-A with Director Steven Yazzie and Artist Ron Carlos
Thursday, September 15. Free to the public.
6 – 7:30 p.m. (film length approximately 18 minutes, followed by Q-and-A)
Scottsdale Livery
3804 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Red-Clay Pottery Painting Workshop with Ron Carlos
Saturday, September 24. $25 per person.
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Scottsdale Livery
3804 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Each participant will receive one plain pot made by Ron Carlos to paint with the locally gathered, natural red-clay paint. They will be fired by Ron at his home. (The public is not allowed to attend the firing, however Scottsdale Public Art staff will be on site to document the process.) Participants can pick up their fired pot and view the firing documentation at the Creative Residency closing reception on Sept. 29.
Tickets are $25, and the class is limited to 15.
Tickets are on sale at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Box Office, online at scottsdaleperformingarts.org or by calling 480-499-TKTS (8587).

Ron Carlos Creative Residency Closing Reception
Thursday, September 29. Free to the public.
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Livery
3804 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Ron Carlos will lead a conversation about the firing process and the “paddle and anvil” pottery tradition, with photos of his firing process on view. Workshop attendees can pick up their finished pots at this event.

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