INTIMATE INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE
Join us for a special dining event that benefits the Indian Pueblo Opportunity Center (IPOC), a capital project of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center that will create a multi-use campus to benefit entrepreneurs and start-ups focused on the arts and agriculture.
Our Intimate Indigenous Experience is presented by Executive Chef Davida Becenti (Diné) and offers guests a memorable, one-of-a-kind contemporary Indigenous dinner featuring the Indian Pueblo Kitchen staff’s creative, Native American culinary artistry and celebrated Pueblo hospitality. It will take place in our beautiful, mural-lined courtyard.
- September 17th, 2022
For tickets, questions, or sponsorship Information call 505-724-3509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At our dinner on September 17th, you’ll learn about the cultural inspiration for the meal. We’ll also feature performances by Flutist Andrew Thomas (Diné) and the Sky City Buffalo Ram Dancers (Acoma) and artist demonstrations by Calvin and Pilar Lovato (jewelry/Santo Domingo) and Edward Lewis III (pottery/Acoma). See menu pdf.
Pricing is $150 per seat, or $1000 for a table of eight. Tickets go quickly, so make your reservations today! Call 505-724-3509 or email email@example.com
We are very grateful to our sponsors for their support of this program.
THANK YOU TO THE SPONSORS OF OUR PREVIOUS FIVE INTIMATE INDIGENOUS EXPERIENCE EVENTS.
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR OUR SEPTEMBER 17TH EVENT. FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT ANALISA ARAGON AT 505-724-3509 OR AARAGON@INDIANPUEBLO.COM
Edward Lewis III (Pottery/Acoma)
Edward Lewis III is from the Pueblo of Acoma and has been doing pottery for twenty-seven years. He specializes in natural pigments and working with the natural Acoma clay. Edward has been mentored by his mother, Eva Lewis, throughout the years and does his own collection of clay gathering and processing of natural pigments. Each of his designs has its own meaning, depending on what he’s inspired by or feeling at the moment. Edward’s Indian name is Miitsi, which means “clay” in his native tongue.
Calvin J. and Pilar Lovato (Jewelry/Santo Domingo Pueblo)
Calvin J. and Pilar Lovato are jewelers from Santo Domingo Pueblo. Finding their inspiration in nature, they carry on an ancient lapidary tradition to come up with their distinctive designs. Calvin and Pilar create traditional and contemporary Heishi jewelry using natural stones and seashells. Included on each necklace is a registered trademark of a square melon shell; on earrings, it’s a gold seed bead. In addition to being jewelers, Calvin is also a husband, father, grandfather, and United States Marine Corps veteran; Pilar is a wife, mother and grandmother.