Meet Katsina Carver At Millicent Rogers Museum

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Katsina carvings by Elmer Yungotsuna. Courtesy/MRM

Meet Katsina Carver At Millicent Rogers Museum

TAOS – If you are looking for an interesting experience this weekend, head up to Taos and meet and watch renown Hopi katsina carver Elmer Yungotsuna at Millicent Rogers Museum, 1504 Millicent Rogers Road in El Prado.

 
Yungotsuna will be demonstrating katsina carving and talking to visitors in the museum’s galleries 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 23; Sunday, May 24 and Monday (Memorial Day).
 

Elmer Yungotsuna. Courtesy/MRM

 
He will make a more formal presentation at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.
 
Call the store for more information at 575.758.4316
 
Yungotsuna was born on the Hopi reservation in the Tewa village of Hano on First Mesa and is a member of the Spider Clan. He has been carving katsinas for 22 years and has shown his work and won awards at Indian art shows across the country.
 

Katsina carvings by Elmer Yungotsuna. Courtesy/MRM

 
When the National Museum of the American Indian opened in Washington, D.C. in 2004, Yungotsuna was chosen to be one of the featured artists. He has made many pieces on commission including a Great Horned Owl he carved for the Emperor of Japan.
 
“Elmer has great stories to tell and is a lot of fun,” Museum Store Manager Nancy Colvert said. “We are honored to have him demonstrating at the museum and know you will enjoy meeting him. We will also have Elmer’s work for sale, of course, as part of the store’s mission to support living Southwestern artists.”
 
 
 
 

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