Message #17: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: Bead Symposium March 25-30, Santa Fe NM Date: Thu, 15 Jan 1998 20:29:25 -0700 [ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] : From: Suzanne Jamison Bead Expo is an internationally recognized forum for scholars, artists, and the public to meet and share their interest in beads. Bead Expo '98 will be held March 25-30 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The week's events feature a symposium on Seed Beads and Beadwork, an International Bazaar, a session of invited papers on bead research, and workshops. The Expo is a biennal event sponsored by the Center for Bead Research and Recursos de Santa Fe, a nonprofit organization. To receive a brochure, call 800-732-6881. The Symposium: Seed Beads and Beadwork Small "seed beads" have been used for thousands of years to give light, depth, color, movement, texture, and life to clothing and other objects. As seed beads became available throughout the world, each culture adapted them to reflect a unique aesthetic. Because beads are so common and are found in almost every region of the earth, they have much to tell us about the movement of humans, trade patterns, technical advances, and the evolution of cultural iconography. The 40,000 years of bead history is a uncommonly rich field that is just beginning to be mined. Peter Francis, Jr. has assembled an experienced faculty to discuss seed beads and what they reveal about culture, art, history, and more. The morning lecture series is followed by informal afternoon discussion groups with the faculty and other guest lecturers. Faculty include: Arthur Amiotte, Educator, Scholar, and Artist; The Iconography and Techniques of Northern Plains Beadwork. Robin Atkins, Beadworker and Researcher; Living Traditions of Hungarian Beadwork. Larry Brown, Gallery of the Ancestral Bead; The Roots and Contemporary Expressions of African Beadwork. Nancy Eha, Bead Artist; Bead Visionaries: Expressive Beadwork Artists Peter Francis, Jr., Director, Center for Bead Research and Bead Expo; The Beads in Beadwork. Valerie Hector, Beadworker and Researcher; Invoking the Aso': Dayak Beadwork of Borneo. Joyce Herold, Curator of Anthropology, Denver Museum of Natural History; Plains Beadwork. Alice Scherer, Director, Center for the Study of Beadwork; Standardizing the Terms of Beadwork Techniques. Susana Valadez, Director, Huichol Cultural Center; Huichol Beadwork The symposium is held Friday through Sunday, March 27-29, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at St. Francis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, on the Santa Fe Plaza. Symposium registration is $200 prior to January 31; increasing to $230 for registrations received from February 1 forward. Work exchange and fee waivers are available for students, seniors, and people with low income. Symposium registrants can attend Thursday's private preview and the daily bazaar at no extra cost. Other professional opportunities include papers on "What's New In Bead Research," organized by the Society of Bead Researchers; the Bead Museum display and silent auction; meetings of societies; exhibits, artist demonstrations and gallery openings; and more. From March 25-30, workshops are offered at every ability level with internationally-known instructors including Robin Atkins, Kate Drew-Wilkinson, Nancy Eha, Peter Francis, Jr., Tory Hughes, and Don Pierce, among others. Request a complete schedule, brochure, and list of Bead Expo hotels by calling 1-800-732-6881; fax 505-989-8608; send e-mail to email@example.com; or write to Recursos de Santa Fe, 826 Camino del Monte Rey #A3, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Also, visit the Expo page on the Web at http://www.thebeadsite.com Suzanne Jamison, Symposium Coordinator 505-536-9339 firstname.lastname@example.org PS - The Bead Research session on Saturday afternoon is free; and we are offering any SWA list person a half-price discount to the symposium - just e-mail me if interested.